Liam Gallagher caps a hectic week with the release of the new single ‘Shockwave’, which is the first taster of his forthcoming second album Why Me? Why Not.
The track’s release follows a typical full-throttle return from Liam, who in the past week has played a super intimate sold-out show at Hackney Round Chapel, premiered and released the long-awaited As It Was documentary and featured on the cover of Q, who described him as “rock’s finest frontman”.
‘Shockwave’ erupts into life with a beast of a riff which channels The Who and T. Rex, before Liam bursts in on the incessant hook with typical venom and punch. “You sold me right down the river, you had to hold me back,” he sings, “you could’ve looked for the sunshine, but you had to paint the whole thing black.” You’ll be the singing the chorus for the rest of the year: “It’s coming round like a shockwave!”
Listen to ‘Shockwave’ by Liam Gallagher on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
“I’m buzzing,” says Liam. “Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go.
“It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”
Liam wrote ‘Shockwave’ with two of the key collaborators behind the all-conquering As You Were album: Andrew Wyatt, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Song as co-writer of ‘Shallow’ from the film A Star Is Born, and the multiple Grammy-winner Greg Kurstin who also produced the track. It was recorded in Los Angeles.