Noel Gallagher says his new album has an orchestral ‘vibe’

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28 Apr 2022, 11:23

Noel Gallagher

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We all know that when Noel Gallagher adds strings to his ballads the results can be epic, so it’s exciting to learn that his next High Flying Birds album will feature plenty of them.

The iconic singer-songwriter has revealed that there will be strings on six of the ten songs on the record, which follows 2017’s Who Built The Moon?, and that “the whole album has got a vibe.”

The former Oasis man told The Daily Star’s Wired column: “There is a track on the album called Dead To The World, which is one of the best songs I have ever written. It gives people goosebumps. It's quite orchestral and a bit like [1969 movie] Midnight Cowboy."

Speaking more about having lots of strings across the album, Noel continued: “It was a conscious decision after Who Built The Moon?, which was quite electronic and psychedelic and beats and all that kind of thing.”

He added: “When I was writing these songs, I just heard strings and choirs.”

The musician also told The Daily Star that the record took him a year to write, that he has been recording it since the start of this year, and that the reaction to his new material has been very positive. “People are coming to the studio and you play them the track and they're like, 'F****** hell! I'm getting goosebumps listening to that.”

He added: “I forget because I'm so into [it] now that it's just a bunch of songs that I want to finish so I can write some more.”

In January, Noel dropped a demo of a new song, Trying To Find A World That's Been And Gone: Part 1. You can listen to it here:

The musician also revealed earlier this year that he was planning to film the making of his next album at Abbey Road Studios.

There is no release date as yet for the new album, but if you want to catch Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live, then they will be at various UK festivals and gigs across the summer, For details go here.