Noel Gallagher is working hard on new material for his next solo album, which he told a crowd in London he hopes will be released next year.
Speaking at Kings Place about his new book Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going), Gallagher told the audience the album would likely be more experimental, referencing his work with David Holmes on Who Built The Moon.
“There’s only so many times you can write a song about the rain or use the word ‘shine,’ and I’ve got away with it a fucking shitload,” Gallagher joked. “I’ve used the chords from "Wonderwall" six times, and let me tell you—it’s not drying up yet.”
When asked about what he'd written so far, he said the songs were sounding like “’70s disco” and “like the beginning of the world.”
Gallagher is no stranger to dance music. He appeared the 2017 documentary THEY CALL IT ACID, saying, "When the acid house thing started in '87, it fucking blew my mind, and it continues to do so."
Also a massive fan of Defected Records, he's often proclaimed an obsessive love for dance music, which he once said was "in the middle of a renaissance.”
For the new album, Gallagher said he ditched his guitar "for the first time since [he] was 13," and has been writing songs on the bass.
“It takes all the emotion out of it and you get more of a groove, but I’m loving it so that’s what I’m doing at the moment," he told NME. "So everything I’m writing at the minute sounds like The Police, The Cure or if The Police and The Cure were in a band together.”
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