Published May 26, 2017Oasis haven't really left the public consciousness despite having split up in 2009. The Britpop legends most recently made headlines when their hit "Don't Look Back in Anger" was sung at a Manchester bombing memorial. Up next, frontman Liam Gallagher has officially announced plans for a solo LP.
As previously reported, the outspoken rabble rouser is hard at work on his first solo release, which has been given the title As You Were. The album is expected sometime this fall, but we won't have to wait too long, as he's launched pre-orders for his first single "Wall of Glass," which is due on June 1. Right now, though, you can listen to a preview of the song below.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Gallagher explained that he's been working with Greg Kurstin, who has written for Adele, Beck, Paul McCartney and many others. "I'm not going out saying I'm Bob Dylan," he said. "Ideally, you want to do it yourself. But I can't write those fucking big songs. I'm limited."
Speaking of the Manchester bombing, Gallagher has announced that proceeds from his May 30 solo show at O2 Ritz will be donated to victims of the tragic terrorist attack that took 22 lives earlier this week.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Liam Gallagher interview without some endlessly quotable tidbits. The performer recalled a recent meeting with a UK comedy legend: "I met Ricky Gervais the other day on the Heath, and he went, 'Oh, I saw Supersonic. I thought you come across really well,' and I went, 'As opposed to what, you fucking little cunt? I am the fucking bollocks, get with it!' And then he walked off."
Stay tuned for more on As You Were as it becomes available. Here's hoping he has a song about tracky bottoms.