Noel Gallagher has announced that he is set to film the making of his new album at Abbey Road Studios. Speaking on The Matt Morgan Podcast, the Manchester rocker revealed that “magic moments” of he and his band will be documented.
Although not of the same ilk as Sir Paul McCartney and his writing capabilities in Peter Jackson’s docuseries, The Beatles: Get Back, Noel will surely have some exiting ideas up his sleeve. The guitarist insisted that unlike Peter Jackson’s recent Disney+ docu-series, The Beatles: Get Back, there will be no recordings of him putting pen to paper.
Speaking in the interview, the Flying Birds frontman scoffs, “Me writing, once you’ve seen it for an hour, then you’ve seen it! They’re The Beatles and Paul McCartney is writing ‘Get Back and I’m writing a record which, frankly, with the best will of the world, not a lot of people are going to give a s*** about. Me noodling away on the same five chords I’ve been using all my life going, ‘Sunshine, through the rain, can’t buy fame…’, it’s not got the same gravitas,” Noel added.
Serving as the eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2017’s Who Built The Moon?, it was revealed that the new album is already written. Noel plans to record the album next month, which is set to include a couple of standout acoustic ballads.
“One is one of my favourite songs that I’ve ever written,” Noel continues. “It’s got great chords and it’s very, very sad. In the verses, the music is quite sad and the sentiment in the verses is quite strong, but in the chorus the music is quite uplifting, and the words are quite sad. It’s a f****** great song.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Noel brands the Labour Party a “f****** disgrace” for allowing the Tories to come to power. Meanwhile, High Flying Birds have announced their much-anticipated Irish return on Sunday June 5th, with an outdoor performance at St. Anne’s Park, Dublin. Joining them are special guests Two Door Cinema Club & Confidence Man.