- 08 Jun 21
The song is taken from ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’, a Best Of Album celebrating ten years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have unveiled ‘Flying On The Ground’, the second new song to be taken from their eagerly-anticipated forthcoming album Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) – which is due for release this Friday.
The song was produced by Noel Gallagher and Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey. “Flying On The Ground is literally the best thing I’ve released since the last thing I released," said Gallagher in a statement. "If Burt Bacharach wrote for Motown this is what it would sound like … only not as good … obviously.”
The official video for the track is a companion piece to the current single, ‘We’re On Our Way Now,’ starring actors Matt Smith and Gala Gordon. Plus, Noel himself makes a cameo appearance.
Directed by Dan Cadan and Jonathan Mowatt for Rankin, the videos are a callback to French New Wave cinema. “This video reveals the true darkness behind the relationship between our protagonists … and its tragic undoing," the directors say. "A blatant nod to ‘A Bout De Souffle’ and ‘Bande A Part’ (’The Outsiders’), Matt and Gala were left to their own devices to improvise each scene within both videos.”
Watch the video below.