Liam Gallagher has suggested that he could one day make an album full of love songs.
Gallagher is due to release his third solo studio album, ‘C’mon You Know’, on May 27 via Warner. He’s so far previewed the project with two singles, ‘Everything’s Electric’ and the record’s title track.
The former Oasis frontman has hinted that the album will include a few ballads, despite being a rock’n’roll record overall. But, as reported in the Daily Star‘s WIRED column, he does have some “more chilled” songs leftover which could go towards an entire album of love songs.
“During the pandemic everyone was having a moment about how beautiful the world is and what we’ve done to it and, ‘Is this the end?’. Everyone was going through these mad things and I thought if we do get a chance to do a record maybe everyone will be coming back with these rocking records and saying how much they hate the Government and all this nonsense.
“And so I thought that maybe we would come at it from a different angle, maybe we’ll do an album full of love songs, something a bit more chilled like Simon and Garfunkel kind of thing.”
He continued: “There were a couple of songs like that on the go but then it went back to the mad stuff, the rock’n’roll stuff. Then it went back to the love, kind of chilled stuff and then we ended up with ‘C’mon You Know’. I reckon there’s half a record left which is a more chilled record.”
Gallagher echoed this sentiment in a recent interview with NME about the new album. “I just thought, ‘Fuck that shit – I don’t want to fucking hear about [the pandemic] ever again’, do you know what I mean? ‘Maybe we’ll come out and make a love album – really lovely; not a rock’n’roll record.’”
Though he had a change of heart around the record, he noted that he would like to one day go back to that idea and complete a “trippier” album: “There’s plenty of time for that.”
Gallagher will also release a new live album, ‘Down By The River Thames’, on May 27. The show was recorded on a barge for a special live-stream in December 2020 – read NME‘s five-star review of the gig here.