Johnny Marr says Noel Gallagher’s new album is ‘very melodic’ and ‘pretty rocking’

Marr appears on album's final track 'Ballad Of The Mighty I'

Johnny Marr has spoken about recording a track for Noel Gallagher‘s new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’, saying that the record is both “very melodic” and “pretty rocking” too.

Marr appears on the album’s closing song ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’, which will be the second single. Speaking in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Marr details his time spent in the studio with Noel.

“He contacted me and said he had a song that he’d be happy for me to play on,” Marr says. “I accpeted, gladly, and it was was really good to spend a day playing guitar in a little studio near Chelsea Bridge. When that was done I listened to about eight songs on the album.”

Asked how the album sounds, Marr continues: “It’s really good. What I heard of it was very melodic, some of it pretty rocking too, and fans are going to really like it. He doesn’t do things he doesn’t think are great. And his singing is really good on the album.”

The Smiths guitarist turned solo singer also suggests that ‘Chasing Yesterday’ could prove more of a challenge than Gallagher’s 2011 debut solo effort. “In some ways it might be more of a challenge than the first, because he’s building on a successful solo career, essentially on his own. But he’s smart and everyone knows he knows what he’s doing.”

‘Chasing Yesterday’ will be released on March 2, 2015. Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher will join Marr onstage at the London date on his UK tour this week, according to a source.