Liam Gallagher knows what you think of him. And, the former Oasis frontman, is keen to prove you right. This, at least, is what the video for “Shockwave”, Gallagher’s new single seems to suggest.
While brother Noel may be taking an excursion back into psychedelic rock territory, Shockwave sees Gallagher strutting, arms stretched wide, a la the Maine Road performance of 1996, against a backdrop of houses burning down and general riots.
Liam Gallagher is set to release his second solo album on September 20th. In what, we assume is a nod to former Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli, the album is tentatively titled Why me?Why not. It is the follow-up to the commercially and critically acclaimed As you were. Shockwave is the leading single.
The album will see Gallagher once again sharing co-writing duties with a diverse personnel. The front man recently addressed this saying that by doing this he aims to guarantee top quality songs, while concentrating on his best skills, singing and performing.
And, if you are missing the Oasis days just pre-breakup, Gallagher is set to go back on tour. What’s more he will be supporting the Who on a couple of dates in the USA. It’s a package that will surely please the Brit-rock fans. And, if the previous tour is any indicator, the nostalgia factor will further be enhanced by the addition of numerous Oasis songs performed live. No word yet on a setlist heavy on Beady Eye numbers though…
The singer is also busy promoting a new documentary, titled Liam Gallagher: As It Was. The film is currently playing in select theaters across the United Kingdom. As it was tells the story of Gallagher’s work on his previous album, his attempt at a comeback and his feelings on the breakup of the Britpop juggernauts, Oasis. The film also focuses heavily on Oasis’ rise to fame during the mid-1990s and subsequent turbulent years.