Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Return With New Single ‘Pretty Boy’
Pretty Boy signals the beginning of a new creative chapter. Recorded at Noel’s own studio in London, Lone Star Sound, and co-produced with Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, it also features long-time friend and collaborator Johnny Marr on guitar. Representative of Noel’s exploratory approach to songwriting, the track has an evocative vocal set amongst a hypnotic bassline, driving beats, high-energy riffs and instant hook. Matching the sonic refinement of Pretty Boy is a striking new lyric video. Watch below:
Speaking about the new track, Noel says:
“For this new record it was the first thing I wrote, the first thing I demoed and the first thing I finished, so it’s only right that it’s the first thing people get to hear. Massive shout out to my mainest man Johnny Marr for taking it somewhere special. Oh … and watch out for a cameo from me in the video … first one to spot me wins a bag of Flamin’ Hot Wotsits Giants!!”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ previous studio album Who Built The Moon?, was released in 2017, charting at No 1 in the UK Official Albums Chart on release. Noel has remained a restless creative and followed this with a series of three critically acclaimed multi-genre EPs. June 2021 saw the release of Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) – a career-defining Best Of celebrating a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ richly diverse body of work. The album marked the band’s 4th consecutive Number 1 album, and the 12th Number 1 album across Noel’s prolific career.
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