The singer compares his solo career to 'a really cool TV series, like Breaking Bad'
Noel Gallagher has described working with his brother Liam as “a cross between The Wolf of Wall Street and Saving Private Ryan”, adding that it “was all about the struggle and the chaos”.
Speaking to Vogue about his new solo record, the former Oasis man said: “I’m going to give you an analogy here. If you could sum up my career with films, Oasis was a cross between The Wolf of Wall Street and Saving Private Ryan – it was all about the struggle and the chaos. My first solo album was like Titanic – it was a love story – and this part of my career is like a really cool TV series, like Breaking Bad.”
Gallagher added: “Oasis was an all-action big-budget thriller, y’know what I mean? Planes crashing on beaches… and this is a bit more serene and majestic and a bit more interesting. A film is one story, but a TV series can go on for months and get inside your brain with different twists and turns, which is how I see it at the minute.”
Despite only releasing his latest album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on Monday (March 2), Gallagher also revealed in the interview that he is already halfway through making his third solo record.
Gallagher let slip the information after being asked about the title of his new album and how much it relates to his own sense of nostalgia.
Using the opportunity to poke fun at Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Gallagher said: “Lyrically I can look back from time to time, you can look back in a song, like ‘The Dying of the Light,’ for instance, you can take on a character in a song that’s looking back, but me personally, I’m already halfway through recording my next album. I mean, as much as I love Jimmy Page — and I fuckin’ love Jimmy Page, as a guitarist and a guy, he’s a fuckin’ brilliant, brilliant man — all he ever does is fuckin’ remaster Led Zeppelin records. D’you know what I mean? Fuck me! Get a job!”
Elsewhere, Noel speculated on what his brother Liam does all day following the demise of Beady Eye in 2014. He stated: “I think he probably is working on, you know, developing the perfect desert boot. You know that thing they have in Switzerland, the Hadron Collider, where they’re just smashing atoms into each other to see what the fuck happens? I think he’s got one of those in his house which is just throwing desert boots at each other, in the hope that they will fuckin’ create some kind of fusion, and out will pop the perfect desert boot that will never be bettered by any other human being.”
Alt-J recently became the latest victims of Gallagher’s sharp tongue with the former Oasis man admitting that he can’t accept their choices in facial hair. Focusing in on what annoys him about the band the most, he added: “One of them’s got a moustache, and that’s unacceptable.”
Last week it was reported that Gallagher had jumped to Ed Sheeran’s defence after previously criticising the singer in an interview with NME earlier this year, in which he remarked that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley. “He’s a good lad and I won’t have a word said against him,” Gallagher said.
Noel Gallagher was recently announced as one of the headliners for T In The Park Festival yesterday. The singer, who releases his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on March 2, has previously criticised the state of the current British music scene because of its lack of working class musicians.