Everything We Know About The New Liam Gallagher Album(s) So Far
Liam Gallagher's third solo album C’mon You Know will be released on 27 May via Warner Records. The record will be supported by a UK tour in June including two dates at Knebworth Park; a glorious return to the scene of Oasis's legendary 1996 shows. As May 27th approaches and anticipation reaches fever pitch, we take a timely look at the music that's been revealed from C'Mon You Know so far - including a new track you may have missed - and round up some of Liam's recent releases to get us in the mood for this momentous release.
The first track to be shared from the album back in March was the searing ‘Everything’s Electric’, complete with Charlie Lightening-directed video, which gave us an insight into what to expect in the fields of LG's massive summer shows. With drums powered by none other than rock royalty Dave Grohl (who also gets a co-writing credit on the track) NME were compelled to observe: "As a taster of the album, which is due in May, it’s like a fizzing Dip Dab (or a similarly uplifting substance)"
C'Mon You Know
Early April served us the title track 'C'mon You Know' to sink our teeth into, a stomping single following hot on the heels of a Royal Albert Hall charity show that raised money for the Teenager Cancer Trust.
Produced by Andrew Wyatt and featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on saxophone, Clash Magazine noted: "The wind is clearly in his wings, with the preening glam rock strut giving way to rollicking piano, feedback-driven guitar, and Roxy Music style synths."
On April 21st Gallagher dropped ‘Better Days’, aptly described by Liam as “the sound of the summer” and featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. The accompanying Paul Dugalde-directed video sees LG and his live band performing on the roof of Manchester’s Midland Hotel. All UK proceeds from ‘Better Days’ will be donated to War Child for the rest of this year. Rich Clarke, Head of War Child Records reflected: “Now, in these most challenging times, Liam’s generosity stretches further still, to help us reach more children living in conflict around the world.”
The World Is In Need
Speculation about 'The World In Need' began back in January 2020 when Liam teased the release of a track that failed to make the cut on his second album Why Me, Why Not?. He joked on Twitter: "I wrote a song last year called The worlds in need -/:;(£)( might have to release it doesn’t matter if it’s out of tune as it’s true c’mon you know LG x" (sic) On 27th April, the track made its live debut during an intimate live set at the 1800-capacity King George's Hall in Blackburn (with all proceeds from the gig donated to Nightsafe, a local homeless charity.) It's been confirmed that the track will appear on C'mon You Know and the Twitter account Oasis Mania Fanpage (well worth a Follow!) has a fan-shot video of the performance in question.
Come On You Know - The Album
With the tremendous tracks that have dropped so far and the tantalising line-up of all-star collaborators confirmed to be on the record, C'Mon You Know is already one of 2022's most talked about albums. Additional tracks include album opener 'More Power', the Ezra Koenig-featuring 'Moscow Rules' and final track 'Oh Sweet Children'.
C'mon You Know is available to pre-order on CD, Deluxe CD with bonus tracks and limited edition card packaging, Black Vinyl and limited edition Crystal Clear LP.
Down By The River Thames - Limited Edition Orange Vinyl & CD
When the idea of playing a playing and filming a live stream show came up during lockdown, Liam looked at the precedent set by the Sex Pistols and The Clash and decided to hit the River Thames, armed with a boatload of attitude, a phenomenal live band (including Bonehead) and an arsenal of classic songs.
The show was captured in full on the live album Down By The River Thames, one of the most memorable performances of the lockdown era, featuring iconic Oasis favourites (‘Supersonic’, ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’) and big hitters from his two all-conquering #1 solo albums (‘Wall of Glass’, ‘Once’).
"Close your eyes and it could almost be 1994 again. It's amazing to hear the voice at full throttle on a most welcome blast through 'Fade Away', a song not performed in years..." xsnoize
Capture Liam’s inimitable snarl booming across the Thames and dominating London’s gloomy winter skyline on CD and limited edition orange vinyl now.
Richard Ashcroft - C'mon People (We're Making It Now) (feat. Liam Gallagher) 7-Inch Vinyl
With this iconic collaboration first appearing on Richard Ashcroft's 2021 album Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1, the former Verve man shared a new remix of ‘C’mon People (We’re Making It Now)’ featuring Liam Gallagher in January 2022.
Richard returned to the studio to produce this new version of the track which is “supported by an exuberant, full band wall-of-sound”. NME proclaimed "the decision to pull in Liam Gallagher to lay down his vocals alongside Ashcroft has turned it into (a classic), as the pair swap soulful verses like two heavyweights exchanging blows on a stunning duet.”
"I’d love to write a song with Liam. If he’s up for it, I’m up for it,” “I’ve got loads of ideas for what me and Liam could do and I’d love it if we had a bit more time to make it happen.” - Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft - 'C'mon People (We're Making It Now) (feat. Liam Gallagher)' (Don't Stop Mix) is available now as a limited edition 7" single, backed by B-side 'Bring On The Lucie (FREEDA PEEPLE)'.