Liam Gallagher’s latest step towards the release of his debut solo album ‘As You Were’ comes with the brand new track ‘For What It’s Worth’ – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
Produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat, ‘For What It’s Worth’ was written by Liam with Simon Jons. Liam’s iconic vocal captures the power and emotion required to deliver the kind of towering, anthemic chorus that his voice is built for.
Liam’s high profile return has already encompassed life-affirming live shows, over 13 million streams of lead track ‘Wall Of Glass’, and the recent ‘Chinatown’, which Rolling Stone compared to the Oasis classic ‘Champagne Supernova’.
Liam wrote or co-wrote almost every song that features on ‘As You Were’ (released October 6), which was recorded in LA and London. In addition to Dan Grech-Marguerat, other key collaborators include Greg Kurstin, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, and Michael Tighe. One of the most striking aspects of Liam’s album is that all the songs have a purpose – there’s no flab, nothing to cut. They all feel directed at something or someone, setting the record straight or getting his side of the story over.
In true Liam style, he says of ‘As You Were’: “Some of the songs are a bit of a fuck you. I know what I’m writing about. Just knobheads in general. Apart from the odd one that’s about people that I like but there aren’t too many of them.”
Since signing to Warner Bros, Liam Gallagher has made a comeback to the rock and roll scene where, occasionally, a true heavy musical champ loses a bout only to re-emerge even stronger later. David Bowie, for example, went through a long fallow period before his renaissance. Paul Weller had a rocky few years before finding his feet as a solo artist. Now we can add a third era-defining voice to that list of champions who returned to reclaim their belt: Liam Gallagher.