Noel's solo material has been a closely guarded secret for a long time.
It is now only a week away from your ears and I can finally tell readers it is just what you've been wishing for.
The Death Of You And Me, out on August 28, is the first single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - and it's seriously impressive stuff.
He's a big fan of Neil Young and Donovan - and Noel's first track is worthy of being mentioned beside those legends. It's nothing fancy or too intricate, just classic Noel songwriting - coupled with an unexpected brass section.
Who saw that twist coming?
Considering he smokes and drinks, his voice sounds more youthful than ever.
It is closer in style to more recent Oasis tracks such as The Importance Of Being Idle from Don't Believe The Truth and (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady on Dig Out Your Soul.
Lyrically, he's come up with more memorable lines and imagery about "storm clouds" soaking up his soul.
It is a pearler and could even attract fans who wouldn't brave the flying pints of p*** at Oasis gigs.
It has already been A-listed on Radio 2 four weeks before release - and that rarely happens. Xfm, 6 Music and Absolute are all thumping for it too.
The video is ace. Filmed in the desert outside LA, with a stunning blonde waitress he pushes into a pool.
The full video will be premiered on noelgallagher.com from 8.20am Monday. As he would say: "Get on it".
22 July 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011 stopcryingyourheartout.com 1 comment