There was yet more news announced yesterday that silenced the in-denial fans who insist that an Oasis reunion is around the corner: Liam Gallagher is to release a solo record.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Q Magazine, Liam announced that “the melodies are sick and the words are fucking funny,” he said. “[It] sounds well tasty. You won’t be scratching your chin. It’s not Pink Floyd and it ain’t Radiohead. It’s chin-out music.” Modest words as ever from the former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman.
He also went on to deny that he is “embarking on a solo ‘career’”. We can look forward to this, urm, one-man record to be released by Warner Bros in 2017.
Some fans are sure to be delighted that Liam is to release an album of ten or eleven tracks all penned by himself. However, Liam has a lot to live up to. Since the release of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994, the band have sold over 77 million records, and older-brother Noel has had two number one albums since the Oasis split in 2009. Liam, meanwhile, has been less successful. His band Beady Eye failed to gain the same chart success as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and they received less than favourable reviews. This album will thus be an attempt to escape the shadow of his older and more successful brother.
Quite what “chin-out” music means is yet to be confirmed. Maybe the singer is looking to be revolutionary in his musical concoctions. Maybe he’s just making as much whimsical sense as normal. Only time will tell.
Liam had also previously denied that he was to make a solo record because, he was keen to insist, he is “not a c*nt”. Yesterday, however, he tweeted:
Well, he said it first….