It was last June when Liam Gallagherformer singer of Oasisfirst put forward the idea of a collaboration with John Squireformer guitarist of The Stone Roses. It happened when Gallagher invited Squire to his Knebworth shows to perform Champagne Supernovathe 1995 Oasis classic . “The incoming supergroup LG JS”read one of Gallagher’s tweets at the time.
A few months later, in September, Liam confirmed during an interview that they were going to work together. In fact, the following month, in October, Gallagher even stated that the album they were working on was going to be “the best album since Revolver”referring to what was the Beatles’ seventh studio album, released in 1966 and which included songs like Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine and reached number one on the charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Germany and Australia upon its publication.
In December they announced more details about their collaboration. Thus, the singer of wall of glass posted a video clip of Squire playing guitar and of him joining Oasis on stage. In the audio of the video, Gallagher is heard saying: “John Squire is undoubtedly the best guitarist of his generation and in the world, in my opinion”. In addition, the singer also shared the link to gallaghersquire.com in his Instagram biography, where the option is also given for followers who want to register to receive more information.
The album will be made up of ten songs and we have already been able to hear the first single, Just Another Rainbow, which was released on January 5. The single, produced by producer Greg Kurstin, is on track to top the UK singles charts this week.
“Just Another Rainbow is about disappointment, and the feeling is that you never get what you really want”Squire has declared. “But I don’t like to explain the songs, I think it’s the listener’s privilege, it’s whatever you want it to be. For me, it’s also one of the most uplifting songs we’ve done together, which is strange.”.
In a press release, the Manchester legends have confirmed that there will be much more new music to come and that there could be shows as well. “Yes, we are going on tour. We’re going to go do some concerts, see what happens and try to inspire people and make them happy. That’s all really”Gallagher revealed.