Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced that their new album, Council Skies, is due for release on June 2 via Sour Mash Records. They’ve also released its second single, ‘Easy Now’, alongside a video directed by Colin Solal Cardo and starring Gallagher and House of the Dragon actress Milly Alcock. Check it out below.
Gallagher co-produced the 11-track LP, which follows 2017’s Who Built the Moon?, with longtime collaborator Paul “Strangeboy” Stacey. Council Skies features Johnny Marr on three tracks, including the early single ‘Pretty Boy’.
“It’s going back to the beginning,” Gallagher said in a statement. “Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be … that’s as true to me now as it was in the early ‘90s. When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that.”
“Top of the Pops on TV transformed your Thursday night into this fantasy world, and that’s what I think music should be,” Gallagher added. “I want my music to be elevating and transforming in some way.”
Council Skies Cover Artwork:
Council Skies Tracklist:
1. I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
2. Pretty Boy
3. Dead to the World
4. Open the Door, See What You Find
5. Trying to Find a World That’s Been and Gone Pt. 1
6. Easy Now
7. Council Skies
8. There She Blows!
9. Love Is a Rich Man
10. Think of a Number
11. We’re Gonna Get There in the End