Noel Gallagher has been discussing his upcoming High Flying Birds album, surprisingly revealing that one of his new songs “sounds very much like The Cure“.
Gallagher last released a full-length back in 2017 with Who Built The Moon?, he then swapped the album format behind for his next project which saw him release three EPs over the course of twelve months rather than delivering a traditional full-length record. However, he is now back in the studio cooking away on his new, fourth studio album.
Speaking to the Daily Star about the project, Gallagher detailed a new track called ‘Pretty Boy’, one which he believes sounds like something straight out of the arsenal of The Cure. “The stuff I’ve been working on is fucking great, really great,” he told the newspaper as reported by Music-News.
“I’ve written a tune that sounds very much like The Cure, and I didn’t even have to dial back the copyright, it just sounds like The Cure. It’s called ‘Pretty Boy’.” He added: “I have to say the two tunes I’ve done over the last couple of weeks are easily the best of the High Flying Birds stuff I’ve done. One of them is just fucking ‘wow’ – I even amaze myself sometimes.”
Gallagher recently stated that he wants The Stone Roses guitarist John Squire to appear on the record while appearing on Matt Morgan’s Radio X Funny How? podcast.
“He’s a great guitarist, I’m always threatening to get him to play on one of my records, but I never get round to asking him. I will do. He’s a bit aloof,” Gallagher told Morgan, who has famously previously worked extensively with Noel’s best man at his wedding, Russell Brand.
“He’s a great artist, so he’ll be selling art if he’s got any sense,” Gallagher then continued. “He used to work for an animation studio before he was in The Stone Roses. There was a kids TV programme, like a puppet thing, kind of like Trumpton, he worked in the studio that made that. He was an animator and model maker. He did all The Stone Roses art work.”