NOEL GALLAGHER has unveiled the first single to be taken from his upcoming album Who Built The Moon?
Marking a slight shift in direction for the former Oasis man, ‘Holy Mountain’ is the first song we’ve heard from the High Flying Birds since 2015’s Chasing Yesterday; and it’s a horn-driven stomper that yearns to be played in arenas all over the country.
Slightly different from what we’ve come to expect from the prolific songwriter, the vibrant track announces his return with a huge blast of horns before driving forwards with an onslaught of stomping beats and massive, hook-laden choruses. Undoubtedly one of the most uplifting and joyous tracks we’ve heard from Gallagher in some time, ‘Holy Mountain’ is a highly addictive piece of psych-rock that bears resemblance to early ELO.
“It was one of the first things David and I did on the first week of working together,” said Noel of the song. “I knew instantly that it was going to be the first single. There’s so much joy in it. Until the day I die, it will be one of my favourite pieces of music that I’ve ever written. It sounds great live. My kids love it, my friends’ kids all love it and I am sure ‘the kids’ will love it.
Featuring a guest appearance from Paul Weller who lends his hand on organ duties, ‘Holy Mountain’ will feature on Gallagher’s upcoming album Who Built The Moon? which is slated for arrival on 24th November. The album, which was produced by David Holmes, will also include a guest appearance from the legendary Johnny Marr.
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