The verdicts are in, and Liam Gallagher’s pulled a blinder. Readying the solo album he once said would never happen, the ex-Oasis frontman is taking one hell of a risk with ‘As You Were’. But not only is he back this his gobby best – comparing brother Noel to Robbie Williams, regaling tales of hanging out with Snoop Dogg – he’s also hitting his musical stride with new single ‘Wall of Glass’.
Fans are pretty unanimous in their praise for Liam’s first big solo gambit, arriving a few days on from a triumphant live comeback in Manchester. That trademark swagger is there in spades, cut alongside frenzied harmonica, tub-thumping drums and some of the sharpest hooks he’s put his name to. “For me, it’s just a rock n roll tune, guitar music. Some people try to reinvent the wheel, but I just like to give it a good shine,” he told BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam. Here’s how fans are reacting.
Some expected Liam to fall flat on his face with his first solo track – but they’re pleasantly surprised
IMO: turns out those of us that thought #LiamGallagher 's first solo attempt was gonna be shit were full of it. turns out its pretty great.
— richard trinder (@trindermon) June 1, 2017
Shawn says he’s “actually in love” with ‘Wall of Glass’
Actually in love with @liamgallagher song ❤️❤️
— Shawn (@shawn_feeney) June 1, 2017
Others aren’t surprised in the slightest. This is the Liam we all know and love. As you were, etc.
Listening to @LiamGallagher's Wall of Glass on repeat. As you were.
— Nash Nashy (@NASHterpiece) June 1, 2017
Proper rating the new Liam Gallagher song
— Joe Hales (@joe_hales95) June 1, 2017
The track is taken from debut solo album ‘As You Were’, which can’t come soon enough
No doubt about it, LG is back at the top
@liamgallagher Wall of Glass is class, what a tune, LG is back big time! Blow em away tonight, who's the chief now?! Have a great gig ✌️
— Scott Mason (@mase0406) June 1, 2017
Some are even using this as ammo in the ongoing Blur v. Oasis war
@liamgallagher dude your new single is better than all that damon and noel stuff, you are the shit man!
— Daniel (@danielsilvap_) June 1, 2017
But someone’s keen to tell NME they’re far from impressed
His new single is shit. He hasn't had a voice since 1998. Sad really 😵
— 34169188 (@okcomputer75) June 1, 2017
There’s always one contrary type.