When Liam Gallagher opens his heart it’s right that we all pay attention. The singer isn’t exactly known for his softer side, so when we get a small glimpse of it, it feels really special. That happened last night when LG invited his son Gene to perform his track ‘The River’ with him on Later… With Jools Holland.
What a track to pick too. ‘The River’ is a song for and about the ‘youth’ of today. It traverses the ideas of technological escapism and the sympathy Gallagher feels for the kids of today. How fitting then that he invited his young son, Gene, to play the drums on the track as part of the performance on Jools.
The show has been a mainstay of musical television in Britain for many years and has seen a plethora of incredible acts grace its studio. Now, the Why Me? Why Not? singer has done the same and delivered an incredible performance along the way. This version of ‘The River’ feels even more powerful than the one you hear on the record, not just because of the double-drums (one occupied by Gene) but because of LG’s scintillating vocals.
Having spent a portion of last week declaring his singing skills as one of his primary strengths with GQ, saying, “When I’m in good health and I’m singing, no one can touch me. I’m not about singing technique, just fuckin’ aggy shit. If you like that, then I piss all over everyone put together.” It was great to see him make good on his word and deliver a sensational performance.
The fact he got to share it with his young son Gene just adds a little extra clout and happiness to proceedings. Watch Liam and Gene Gallagher perform ‘The River’ on Later… With Jools Holland below.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Liam started talking about some new projects on the horizon.
One such project is his third album and during the conversation, LG let slip the title, “Yeah. The next one is going to be called ‘Come On You Know’, pure positive. Right legit. As soon as I get the titles man, we are off.”
Lowe followed up by asking whether this title was also inspired by a painting like his last record. The Why Me? Why Not? title deriving from a painting that was given to him by John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono. To which he responded,”I probably had a bit of something … Come on you know!”