Liam Gallagher says solo album will ‘put a few people in their place’

Oasis singer compares his new music to the work of John Lennon

Liam Gallagher has discussed his upcoming solo album in a pair of new interviews.

The former Oasis frontman had previously denied that he would go solo, arguing that he wouldn’t do so because he is “not a c**t”. However, it was later announced that he has inked a deal with major label Warner Bros for a solo LP, coming in 2017.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Gallagher has now said: “I guess it’s the last chance to dance, know what I mean? There’ll be some rock ‘n’ roll bangers on [the album], but also some softer, John Lennon-y things. That’s who I am. You know, I can’t cook. I fucking refuse to cook. All I can do is do what I do.”

In another interview with The Sunday Times, Liam added: “I can only say it’s sounding promising.” He also acknowledged fan doubts over what the music might sound like. “There’s disbelief, without a doubt. That spurs me on. It’s like when people body-shame someone, and two minutes later they’ve got a six-pack,” he said.

“I’m not a media darling, so people go, ‘He can’t write songs.’ And maybe I can’t, but what I’ve got is good. It’s a bit of everything. A few are a bit ‘Working Class Hero’, which suits my Rolls-Royce. And garage-rock psychedelia, in your face. There’s a song I like called ‘Over’ — acoustic, faraway voices. Cool. I think it will put a few people in their place.”

“The main thing is, the voice is sounding delicious,” Gallagher continued. “It’s still banging it. Then there’s nice falsetto bits. Bit chilled.”

This week saw bookmakers slash the odds of Oasis reforming to tour in 2017, while former guitarist Bonehead said he’d ‘be there like a shot’ if a reunion seemed likely.