LISTEN: Liam Gallagher Reverberates on “Shockwave”
The face of Oasis sounds like a Beatles and Stones guy on fiery new track.
Liam Gallagher’s gnarly attitude is clearly intact, as the voice and vigor of Brit-pop legends Oasis has just released a strong new single, “Shockwave.”
Pairing a grimy, Stones-style verse with a melodic bridge that screams Beatles right into an Oasis-worthy shout-along chorus, the track delivers Gallagher in all of his caustic glory. The scathing lyrics can be easily interpreted as the singer raging against his brother, Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher: “You’re a snake, you’re a weasel / You’re a tadpole in the sea / And the pain you feel / Is washing over me.”
“I’m buzzing. Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go,” Gallagher raved in a press statement about his first new music since his 2017 full-length, As You Were. “It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”
The track was crafted with a couple of heavyweight collaborators in Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow and LA producer Greg Kurstin.
Gallagher fans along the West Coast will have a chance to catch the Manchester legend when he opens for The Who on a handful of dates. Find ticket information here and see the tour itinerary below.