Noel Gallagher has just shared the title track from his latest album, ‘Council Skies’.
The former Oasis guitarist announced the upcoming release of this album back in January, which has been described by the rocker himself as “going back to the beginning. Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be … that’s as true to me now as it was in the early ’90s”.
Gallagher had also revealed in a press release that the title was inspired by Sheffield singer Pete McKee.
“That’s when the whole concept of the thing started to take shape”, he said via a press release. “When I’m back in Manchester you see great swathes of your youth boarded up, gone… it’s a stark reminder that you should try to take it all in while it’s still there”.
Gallagher had previously shared tracks ‘Easy Now’ and ‘Pretty Boy’ from this album.
A brand new music video for ‘Council Skies’ is expected to be released at 6pm tonight.
‘Council Skies’ has now become the latest single to be released by Gallagher. You can check it out for yourselves below.
Elsewhere, Gallagher revealed that he wanted his music to reflect his childhood, as a sense of escapism from the “poverty and unemployment”.
“When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that”, he said. “Top Of The Pops on TV transformed your Thursday night into this fantasy world, and that’s what I think music should be. I want my music to be elevating and transforming in some way”.
Last month, Gallagher also released a newly remixed version of ‘Pretty Boy’, featuring the Cure’s Robert Smith.
“I was surprised and delighted when Noel asked me to remix this gorgeous song, and I had a lot of fun slowing it down and spacing it out”, Smith said of this collaboration.
He also added, “Cure drummer Jason Cooper gave me a great vibey drum track to play along with – and the rest just phased into place under the starry sky of my distant moon…”. Check that out here.
Noel Gallagher’s album ‘Council Skies’ arrives on June 2 via Sour Mash. You can also pre order a copy here.
The guitarist and his band High Flying Birds are to also hit the stage at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on August 27. Tickets are available here.