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08 January 2024

Liam Gallagher Set For First Post-Oasis No 1 Single?

Liam Gallagher and John Squire
Tom Oxley
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Liam Gallagher currently looks set for his first post-Oasis UK No 1 single this week with Just Another Rainbow, his collaboration with The Stone Roses guitarist John Squire.

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As a member of Oasis, Liam bagged 8 UK Number 1 singles – the same haul as The Rolling Stones and Sam Smith. In his solo career, Liam has accumulated five solo Number 1 albums, with last year’s Knebworth 22 the most recent.

Gallagher revealed how the song came about in a new interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe. “That one did come easy,” he said. “It just grew out of a riff. The first one. It grew like bamboo. It’s all to do with John. He wrote everything.”

Squire added, “I live on a hill, and I do see a lot of rainbows from there when they’re available. Well, it just came out that I didn’t have a particular urge or need to write a song that was about disappointment, but it scans that way on first listen. But I find it one of the most uplifting tracks on the album.”

Gallagher went on to discuss the upcoming album, “There are 10 [songs] on the album, but we’ve done eight. We demoed eight of them in John’s studio and then John done another two songs and we recorded them for the first time. Sang them for the first time out in America in LA. [The album] hasn’t got a title as such. It’s just Liam and John, like Liam Gallagher and John Squire, really.

“I remember John just going, ‘Look, I’m back to writing songs and that again,’ which made me happy regardless of me singing on him or anything. He’s doing songs again and playing the guitar and obviously plays everything, so these songs come my way and I was double pleased to sing them. I love them. And I think John’s a songwriter who’s just equally as good as he is playing a guitar. And I’m sure people know that anyway, but it’s nice if more people get to know it.”

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