Noel Gallagher drops demo for new song Trying To Find A World That's Been And Gone: Part 1

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4 Jan 2022, 14:19

Credit: Rex

Credit: Rex

Following the release of last year’s greatest hits album, Back The Way We Came: Volume 1, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are back with new music! 

The new song, called Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone: Part 1, represents the first taste of Gallagher’s upcoming fourth studio album. His previous LP, aside from 2021’s greatest hits compilation, was Who Built The Moon? which came out all the way back in 2017.

This new track is currently in demo form, and sharing it on his Twitter, the former Oasis legend said: “I finished writing/demoing the next NGHFB album about 10 days ago. Thought you might wanna hear this little piece which – like last year’s offering – sounds quite appropriate for this New Year’s Day.”

Sharing the song after the New Year's festivities, Noel added: “Hope you had THE BEST night (as much as was allowed anyway) and hopefully we’ll catch up somewhere in the summer.”

Whilst many fans commented very positively about hearing some new stuff, not everyone was as keen. Noel’s brother Liam, in typical Liam fashion, replied by simply saying: “Miserable arse cheer up you billionaire.”

With an album’s worth of songs now written and in demo form, Noel Gallagher recently announced that he is planning to film the making of his next album at Abbey Road Studios.

However, there won’t be any footage of him writing the new songs, a la McCartney coming up with Get Back on the spot in Peter Jackson’s recent Beatles documentary series, because the songwriter doesn’t think anyone will want to watch him "noodling away on the same five chords".

Noel has said that he will start putting the new record on tape later this month, and that “once the recording is in full swing there can be magic moments.” 

There is no release date as yet for the new album, but if you want to catch Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds playing live, then they will be at the following UK venues over the summer.

JUNE 2022

  • 4 – Margam, Wales, In It Together Festival

  • 9 – Newcastle, Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus

  • 11 – Dundee, Summer Sessions

  • 12 – Staffordshire, Cannock Chase Forest

  • 15 – Cornwall, Eden Project

  • 16 – Cheshire, Delamere Forest

  • 18 – Colwyn Bay, Stadiwm Eirias

  • 19 – London, Hampstead Heath Kenwood

  • 21 – Halifax, The Piece Hall

  • 22 – Bristol, Bristol Sounds