- 28 Aug 19
Is Liam finally ready to reconcile with his brother Noel?
It’s ten years to the day since Oasis split following a cancelled show in Paris. Liam Gallagher’s current single ‘One Of Us’ looks at the impact that their breakup has had in a song which explores issues of family, belonging, and potential reconciliation.
Now on the tenth anniversary of Oasis’s split, Gallagher delves further into those themes with the track’s official video, which was written by Steven Knight and directed by Anthony Byrne of Peaky Blinders.
“It was a pleasure for me to venture into this new world of music video,” says Knight. “No matter what the form, storytelling is storytelling and I really responded to the story Liam wanted to tell. It has become a creatively fruitful collaboration.”
Shot in monochrome, ‘One Of Us: The Ballad of the Blue Eyed Boy’ finds Liam in contemplative mood as he looks back on a variety of photographs of his family in happier times. Gallagher and his brother Noel have had, at best, a rocky relationship since the fallout of their late 90s/early aughts pop rock band Oasis breakup.
The track has been released in anticipation of Gallagher’s upcoming album, Why Me? Why Not which is set for release on 20 September. His single, ‘Shockwave’, shot straight to the top of the Official Vinyl and Trending Charts, underlining his status as a rock star who speaks to new and established fans alike. ‘One Of Us’ similarly shot to #1 on the Official Vinyl Single Chart following its release.
"I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better,” said Gallagher of his upcoming sophomore album. “So that's what we've done. It's a better record than As You Were. Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn't it?"
Why Me? Why Not is available here for preorder as a collectible D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl album and a one-sided etched 12” which features three deluxe bonus tracks along with a demo recording that’s exclusive to this format – all packaged in a hardcover book with two art prints and a poster.
Gallagher will be playing two shows at Dublin’s 3Arena in November, the second of which was added later due to popular demand.
The full list of tour dates are as follows:
11th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)
12th – Birmingham, Arena (SOLD OUT)
14th – Aberdeen, P&J Live
15th – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (SOLD OUT)
17th – Newcastle, Utilita Arena (SOLD OUT)
18th – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena (SOLD OUT)
20th – Manchester, MEN Arena (SOLD OUT)
21st – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)
23rd – Dublin, 3Arena (ADDED DATE)
24th – Dublin, 3Arena (SOLD OUT)
26th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
28th – London, O2 Arena (SOLD OUT)
29th – London, O2 Arena (ADDED DATE)