Liam Gallagher has shared the brand new official video for the single ‘Once’, with the Britpop icon starring in the video opposite Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.
Although they’re separated by the blue of City and the red of United, they’re kindred spirits: two Manchester icons whose talent, uncompromising style and sheer force of personality made them heroes to millions.
Naturally they’re fans of each other’s work, which is how Eric Cantona came to star in Liam Gallagher’s new video for ‘Once’.
Listen to ‘Once’ by Liam Gallagher on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Captured in one continuous shot, the video features Eric as the The King. Eccentric and debauched, The King exudes charisma with his every move demanding the viewer’s attention. Meanwhile, Liam uncharacteristically steps away from the spotlight as The Butler.
Directed by Charlie Lightening (‘As It Was’), the video encapsulates the message of the song – a nostalgic yearning for a once-in-a-lifetime moment that can’t ever be replicated. But it’s also a celebration of everything that was achieved.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Eric Cantona, the last rock ‘n’ roll footballer, star in my video for ‘Once’,” said Liam. “Songs like this don’t come around very often and neither do football players like him.”
Cantona also expressed his love for ‘Once’ in a widely shared Instagram post, noting “When two Manchester legends meet. ‘Once’ is my song of the year.”
Taken from the #1 album Why Me? Why Not., ‘Once’ has become a fan favourite and was a highlight of Liam’s recent sold-out UK arena tour
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