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Noel Gallagher's next album is going to be "more acoustic" than his last solo LP.
The 54-year-old musician has been busy over the past year writing new songs and he has teased that the record is going back to his Oasis roots as opposed to his last full-length High Flying Birds release, 2017's 'Who Built The Moon?', and his run of EPs which all had a more experimental and dance-tinged sound due to Noel's studio work with producer David Holmes.
Discussing the sound of his latest tracks, he spilled: "It's leaning to be more acoustic, actually. There will be more acoustic tracks on it than I would do and the reason for that is that I did those EPs the year before last and I was in that frame of mind to something electronic. If I hadn't done that, my next album would have been like those EPs. So that's given me a thing to react against. It's more acoustic and a lot slower paced and bit more atmospheric.
Noel Gallagher envies how Bee Gees brothers could write songs together
Noel Gallagher has opened up on his fandom and admiration for the Bee Gees, admitting he envies how the three brothers - Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb - were able to write so many great songs together.The 54-year-old guitarist has two siblings, older brother Paul and younger brother Liam, and despite making seven studio albums with Liam, 48, when they were in Oasis together, Noel insists he can think of nothing worse than having to sit down and create a song with the singer, as he prefers to be a “lone Wolf songwriter”.
"It's good, though. Really good. There's some bangers on there as well."
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God Only Knows
Brown Eyed Girl
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
I Want To Break Free
F*** tha Police
So far, Noel's new songs are only at the demo stage but he is really happy with what he has so far.
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Noel Gallagher admits that his son Donovan, 13, has "suffered badly" during the coronavirus lockdown as he has become glued to the internet.The former Oasis rocker says that the coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc with the development of his son Donovan, 13, and Sonny, 10, - who he shares with wife Sara MacDonald - and says his elder boy became glued to his phone.
He said: "The stuff that I've written I'm kind of in the process of putting it all together. I'd say I've got about four or five new tunes which are all in the demo stage, but they’re really good, really varied as well."
Noel admits the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK gave him more time than usual to work on his music, and that is how the idea of releasing a best of LP celebrating 10 years of him going solo came about.
In an interview with The New Cue, he said: "In the first three months I think I wrote more songs in that period than I would ever have done which is where the idea of the best of came from. I don’t think it'd be coming out if it wasn't for lockdown. It was a chance to get in the studio and do some songs that I'd nearly completed that I thought were alright for a best of."
Noel's solo greatest hits collection ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ is out now and the 18-track compilation is comprised of music personally chosen by Noel from his three solo albums and three EPs and contains two new tracks; ‘Flying On The Ground’ and 'We're On Our Way Now'.
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Noel Gallagher thinks social media has ruined music, because musicians can no longer develop naturally by building up their careers before making it big.The former Oasis rocker believes musicians can no longer develop naturally by building up their careers before making it big, because social media and the internet allows for people to have their break too early.