Liam Gallagher and John Squire have announced they will be releasing a collaborative album next year. The duo’s first single, ‘Just Another Rainbow’, is out January 5 and can be pre-ordered here.
“I think John’s a top songwriter,” Gallagher said in a statement. “Everyone always bangs on about him as a guitarist, but he’s a top songwriter, too, man, no two ways about it as far as I’m concerned.”
“There’s not enough of his music out there, whether it’s with the Roses or himself,” he continued. “It’s good to see him back writing songs and fucking good ones. The melodies are mega and then the guitars are a given. But I think even when you take all the fucking guitars off, you can play the songs all on acoustic and they’ll all still blow your mind.”
The new album was recorded with producer Greg Kurstin, who also played bass on the record, and features drums from Joey Waronker. Gallagher teased the joint LP back in October, calling it “the best record since Revolver.”
Speaking about its lead single, Squire commented: “To me the most obvious take on ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is that it’s about disappointment, and the sentiment is that you never get what you really want. But I don’t like to explain songs, I think that’s the privilege of the listener, it’s whatever you want it to be. To me, it’s also one of the most uplifting tracks we’ve made together, which is weird.”
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