Eight years on from the end of the phenomenon, Oasis, and two-and-a-half years since the split of Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher is back with his debut solo single ‘Wall Of Glass’.
The track, available to listen to now on the Shoot New Release Playlist, premiered as MistaJam’s Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1 and is the first to be taken from the 44-year-old’s forthcoming album ‘As You Were’.
Performed in an emotional homecoming show on his sold-out Underplay Tour at Manchester’s O2 Ritz, just 10 days on from the devastating terror attack on the city, the man who once vowed he’d never be a solo artist showed he more than still has the power to bring people together through his vocals, even at the darkest of times.
With its huge waves of guitar hooks, a melody you can’t shake, a thunderous rhythm and Liam’s distinctive voice delivering an unbelievably catchy chorus, ‘Wall Of Glass’ has all the elements that made the early Oasis singles which laid the foundation on the road to legendary status.
Boosted by a contemporary, bass-heavy production, it’s a track that provides a fresh new angle to Liam’s sound while maintaining the traits that made him such an influential artist. With undeniable power and a yearning menace, it’s like hearing the Mancunian for the first time.
Directed by François Rousselet (The Rolling Stones’ ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’, Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’), the video for ‘Wall Of Glass’ further demonstrates that Liam’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll star swagger remains as compelling as ever before.
Liam’s tour, which continues at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin (June 10th) and Glasgow Barrowlands (June 11th), has earned rave reviews to date. And with the way his beloved Manchester City are splashing the cash in the transfer market, the next 12 months could see a return to the top for both the singer and the Citizens in their respective industries.
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