~ Shockwave ~
This week has seen Liam Gallagher make a typically full-throttle return. Super intimate sold-out show at Hackney Round Chapel? Biblical. Premiere and release of the long-awaited ‘As It Was’ documentary? Completed. Featured on the cover of Q, who described him as “rock’s finest frontman”? Naturally.
Now Liam 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.’
“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!”
“I’m buzzing, 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.” – Said Liam
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.
Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album ‘As You Were’ was a critical and commercial smash. It debuted at #1, out-selling the rest of the Top 10 in the process, and was soon certified Platinum. Liam was back where he belonged, selling out huge outdoor shows and earning major awards from Q, NME and GQ.
More details regarding ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ will be revealed imminently.
“It’s a better record than As You Were, which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?” – Liam promised.
Liam’s next double-bill of huge UK shows comes at the end of the month. He’ll play a sold-out Eden Sessions show on the 26th before hitting Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on the 29th
‘Why Me? Why Not’, title is inspired by John Lennon‘s illustrations. The release date for ‘Why Me? Why Not’ is believed to be September at the very latest but could come even sooner.