~ One of Us ~
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 break-up has had in a song which explores issues of family, belonging and potential reconciliation.
Now Liam delves further into those themes with the track’s official video, which was written by Steve Knight and directed by Anthony Byrne – the latest project from the duo following the launch of the fifth season of ‘Peaky Blinders’ this weekend.
Shot in a striking, stark 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 the Gallagher family in happier times. The song’s poignant qualities are heightened by the video’s evocative symbolism, with the power of three being a recurring visual motif.
“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.”
The four tracks that have previewed the September 20th release of ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ have captured two contrasting sides of Liam as an artist: tender reflection in ‘One of Us’ and ‘Once’, and pure visceral anger in ‘Shockwave’ and ‘The River’.
Like ‘Shockwave’ before it, ‘One Of Us’ went straight to #1 on the Official Vinyl Single Chart. It’s available to order from https://store.liamgallagher.com/uk/.
‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is also available to pre-order from the same link. Formats include 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.
This summer has seen Liam play select UK gigs, which have ranged from an intimate set at Round Chapel through to a biblical reaction at Glastonbury. Demand for tickets for his November tour have been huge, resulting in most shows already selling out as well as the addition of second nights in London and Dublin.
- 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)