Liam Gallagher has revealed the video for ‘Shockwave’, the first track to be taken from his upcoming second solo album. It comes on the same day that he announced the release date of that record, to be titled ‘Why Me? Why Not.’
The video was directed by award-winning filmmaker François Rousselet, and fins Liam on a trip through America’s Deep South.
After debuting the track at a London gig last month, the latest effort from the former Oasis frontman has now received an official release. It marks the first single to be taken from new album ‘Why My? Why Not’ and sees Liam largely continuing with the vintage rock and roll sound that defined his debut solo record.
“You sold me right up the river, you had to hold me back, you could’ve looked for the sunshine, yeah, but you had to paint the whole thing black”, Liam sings on the new track.
“Now I’m back in the city, the lights are up on m, they tried to keep me locked away but hallelujah I feel free.”
Last month also saw the premiere of ‘As It Was’, a documentary which charts his rise as a solo star. Speaking to NME, Gallagher explained how his estranged brother Noel had prevented him from using any of the band’s songs in the film.
“I think he has seen it, him and his little people [have seen] it and took the Oasis music out of it because that’s all he’s got left for me. Let him get on it with it,” he said.
Charlie Lightening, the director of the film, has suggested that the new album will be Liam’s solo answer to Oasis’ ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’.
“It’s a continuation of ‘As You Were’,” Lightening told NME of the record. “If you look at ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)?’, one’s the more punkier one and one’s the bigger one, you know what I mean? That’s progression. It’s someone in the prime of it all. People aren’t gonna be disappointed with it. I think it’s gonna blow people away.”