Noel Gallagher Teases Release Date Of New Album
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:39:34
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Noel Gallagher has been keeping fans waiting for a long time for his third album with his project, The High Flying Birds. He previously announced that the follow-up to 2015's Chasing Yesterday, would be finished in June, and was underway with producer David Holmes. Now, the former Oasis songwriter has issued an update for the awaiting masses in regard to the release date of the new album.
Appearing this weekend on Russell Brand's new radio show — Radio X — Gallagher said, "I believe it's slated for a November release." He was pushed for song titles and replied with "There's one just called 'instrumental number three'" But, this is Noel Gallagher talking, and so perhaps he's being sarcastic and toying with fan expectations a little further.
During an interview with the UK's NME in 2016, Noel indicated that for his third solo record he was intent on trying new things. "I am doing something different this time, to amuse myself — I am writing in the studio for the first time. As a rule I've not allowed myself to go in with any completed songs, so I am writing in there, it's happening all around me during the day."
"Usually I'll go in, play a song, record an acoustic version of it and then I'll think of something and we'll head toward it. Everything we do is a forward motion toward that point. When you're writing in the studio you don't know where you're going, so the flavour of it all can constantly shift. It's a bit chaotic but the end results are great so far."
When speaking with Gigwise last year, producer David Holmes discussed the new album saying, "People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they're desperate for him to make a really big, bold, uptempo beast of a record — a lot of Noel's music is quite mid-tempo. This one is quite fun."
Just last week it was rumoured that former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer had joined the High Flying Birds, having left Liam Gallagher's band, Beady Eye.Arche would be joining Noel for the kick off of a European tour, and in support of U2 who are on a 30th anniversary tour to celebrate their seminal album, The Joshua Tree. Liam Gallagher, Noel's estranged brother and unrelenting vocal critic, accused the High Flying Birds as brown-nosing U2. So — it's all business as usual between the Gallagher brothers.
For fans of High Flying Birds and Noel's songwriting, the new album and tour can't come soon enough.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff