What can we expect from Liam Gallagher’s eagerly anticipated new album ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’? A set full of classically instant Liam bangers topped by that iconic snarling vocal and his effortless rock star attitude. But this time there’s a twist as Liam infuses his sound with an eclectic array of new influences. It’s an approach that has made his recent tracks, the Top 20 hit ‘Everything’s Electric’ and the album’s title track, instant fan favourites.
Liam today shares his new single ‘Better Days’ which takes that experimental touch to a new level. It’s a shot of sunshine dopamine in audio form, as thunderous, ‘90s-style big beats add jet-fuelled propulsion to a classic crowd-pleasing anthem. Celebrating a summer in which we can all be reunited, it’s a summer song perfectly suited to receiving a huge audience reaction when Liam hits the road this summer.
Liam says, “‘Better Days’ is the sound of the summer.”
Liam also captures that spirit with the song’s official video. Joined by his band, he takes to the roof of the Manchester landmark, the historic Midland Hotel, for a full-throttle performance as crowds gather around to watch from nearby offices and the street. Given another cinematic touch as the sky turns psychedelic, it’s a video that nods to The Beatles’ legendary Apple Corps rooftop show. It was directed by the multiple Grammy nominee Paul Dugdale, whose credits include numerous major artists as varied as The Rolling Stones, Adele, Taylor Swift and Coldplay.
Watch the video ‘Better Days’ – BELOW:
Reflecting the song’s positive spirit, Liam will donate all UK proceeds from the song to War Child for the rest of this year. The charity aims to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living through conflict, and campaigns on the root causes of conflict to help create a safer future for children in war zones across the world.
Rich Clarke, Head of War Child Records, says, “We could not be more grateful to Liam for his incredible, continued support for the charity. With us since the earliest days of our music-focused fundraising almost 27 years ago, Liam’s contributions have extended to putting exclusive Oasis tracks on our classic ‘HELP’ and ‘1 Love’ albums to donating £1 from every ticket sold on his 2019 UK tour. Now, in these most challenging times, Liam’s generosity stretches further still, to help us reach more children living conflict around the world.”
‘Better Days’ was written by Liam with his regular collaborators, the Grammy-winning Andrew Wyatt and Michael Tighe. Andrew Wyatt produced the song with Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sir Paul McCartney). It also features guitar courtesy of Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
‘Better Days’, ‘Everything’s Electric’ and the title track will all feature on the ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ album, which is perfectly positioned to become Liam’s fourth UK #1 solo album when it is released on May 27th.
That same day will also see Liam release the ‘Down By The River Thames’ live album. Originally streamed in December 2020, the show became one of the most memorable performances of the lockdown era. Liam followed the precedent set by the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and decided to hit the River Thames, armed with a boatload of attitude, a phenomenal live band (including Bonehead) and an arsenal of classic songs.
Liam has just announced an intimate show at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall to launch his new trainer design LG2SPZL, a collaboration with adidas Spezial – follow #LG2SPZL and #adidasspezial for the latest updates on its launch.
The rest of his summer UK live dates continue in a typically biblical fashion and include phenomenal ticket sales for two instantly sold-out shows at Knebworth Park. Please see his website for a full list of his international shows and accompanying ticket details.
27th – Blackburn, King George’s Hall (adidas Spezial launch show)
1st – Manchester, Etihad Stadium
3rd – Knebworth Park (SOLD OUT)
4th – Knebworth Park (SOLD OUT)
24th – Belfast, Ormeau Park
26th – Glasgow, Hampden Park
27th – Dublin, Royal Hospital Kilmainham