'The Fireside Sessions' is an EP made up of five songs, written in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The EP was written in collaboration with the band's fans during a series of streams on Instagram Live dubbed 'Saturday Songwriters'. In a nod to this partnership, the album is released under the banner of Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters. The EP was produced by Iain Archer and features the single 'Reaching Out to You'. The band have partnered with the Trussell Trust Charity for the EP and all proceeds from the project will go to the anti-poverty charity. Speaking about how 'The Fireside Sessions' came about, frontman Gary Lightbody says, 'During lockdown I wrote a song each Saturday on Instagram Live. People from all over the world participated and each week there was 4 or 5 thousand people involved over the course of the hour: The Saturday Songwriters. They would suggest chords and lyrics and I would put them all together and add in a few of my own where appropriate.'
Disc 1 1. Reaching Out to You - Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters 2. On the Edge of All This - Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters 3. The Curve of Earth - Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters 4. Dance With Me - Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters 5. Light Years - Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters