LISTEN: Liam Gallagher surprises fans with new single ‘One of Us’
The gospel-inspired song is set to appear on Liam Gallagher’s upcoming album, “Why Me? Why Not”, out on Sept. 20.
The meditative “One of Us” was written with Andrew Wyatt, and Gallagher’s youngest son Gene played bongos for the track.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner also collaborated on the song, which Liam Gallagher described as “expressing hope that a fractured relationship can be salvaged in the future.”
The British musician also revealed that “‘One of Us’ is about family, friendship and a sense of belonging,” adding that it reminds him of American R&B band The Sweet Inspirations.
The record was created in collaboration with Wyatt and Greg Kurstin, who both worked on Gallagher’s 2017 debut “As You Were”.
“One of Us” is the fourth single off Gallagher’s upcoming sophomore album “Why Me? Why Not”, following “Once”, “Shockwave” and “The River”.
“I want the second album to be a step-up, because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that is what we have done. It is a better record than ‘As You Were’. Which is saying something, as that was epic, was not it?” he said in a statement ahead of the album’s release.
Next fall, Gallagher will also unveil his latest documentary film, “As It Was”, directed by Gavin Fitzgerald and Charlie Lightening, in the United States.
He will be opening for The Who on several dates of their North American tour, before heading to Europe from Nov. 11 to Feb. 21. HM/JB
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