Before signing a six-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2011, he flew alone to LA in a bid to get his big break.
One performance at actor Jamie Foxx’s music open mic night, The Foxxhole, led to an invite to “jam” at his mansion where Ed, now 23, stayed for a week.
The band is planning a new album for 2015 so in the meantime, we'll break down some of their hidden gems and popular songs. "Run" "Run" is taken from their third album and was the single to break them through.
Gary Lightbody wrote the song after falling down stairs and splitting his head open while on a bender.
However, he won't be making his fortune from her success.
He told the Daily Star that Leona's record label Syco didn't have to ask his permission to record their version and said: "I won't be retiring from Leona's sales." He added: "Anybody can cover any song without anybody's permission.
“I was like: ‘We’re quite far away from my hotel’, and she was like: ‘Just stay! 1 in the charts three times, not to mention going platinum worldwide 22 times.At the time it was their most adventurous single, dreamy and feel good.Lightbody has talked about his dance music and DJing past and it's taken most of their career to get a song out like "Yes." 7. 2008, "Take Back the City" was the lead single from their fifth studio album .There is clearly a story here, but it is Gary's story, and it should probably stay that way. The singer will lose his kid for some reason (separation, coma, ....)Especially this line from the lyrics makes it pretty clear:"You've been the only thing that's right In all I've done"Being a father myself (luckily living together with my loved ones), to me this makes a perfect sense I had to let go of someone I love. For me this song is about hope, love, and what I went through when I had to say goodbye. But I have been two snow patrol live gigs, and Gary Lighbody himself, said it was a song about family. he died not long ago with cancer and everytime i hear this song it reminds me of him.
"to think i might not see those eyes, makes it so hard not to cry, and as we say our long goodbyes, i nearly do."he wants to be with her but for some reason he can't. This is about a strong love, a love both people feel and neither want to let each other go. The song is them contemplating how much their going to miss each other.