With rumors of an Oasis reunion seemingly always bubbling under the surface since the Gallagher brothers officially parted ways back in August 2009, both Noel and Liam have continued making music unabated in the nearly eight years since their split. The elder Noel has crafted two sterling LPs (2011’s eponymous debut and 2015’s Chasing Yesterday) under the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds moniker, while his younger brother Liam and other Oasis alums formed Beady Eye, releasing the underrated Different Gear, Still Speeding (2011) and BE (2013) before dissolving in 2015.
Last year, reports of Liam’s solo debut emerged, and he corroborated the speculation in a cover-feature interview in Q magazine’s August 2016 issue. “I am not embarking on a solo ‘career.’ Everyone should know that,” Liam explained. “There are just 10, 11 songs I’ve written that are eligible to be recorded. They’ve got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are fucking funny. It’s a record written by me, that’s got all the right ingredients and sounds well tasty. You won’t be scratching your chin. It’s not Pink Floyd and it ain’t Radiohead. It’s chin-out music.”
And now the first taste of said chin-out music has arrived in the form of the video for his debut single “Wall of Glass,” a harmonica-infused stormer that he unveiled earlier this week at a benefit concert for the victims of the recent Manchester terrorist attack. The track is the lead offering from his forthcoming long player As You Were, which is tentatively due in stores this October.
Watch the video below and keep your eyes and ears peeled for additional details about As You Were in the months to come.