Noel Gallagher: ‘My solo album is in the spirit of early Oasis’

Guitarist also reveals he wanted to get Madonna on his solo debut

Noel Gallagher has said his debut solo album has been written “in the spirit of early Oasis.”

Speaking in The Sun today (August 19), Gallagher said that he has also found working as a solo artist easier as he doesn’t need to organise the band.

He said of recording ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’:

I guess this record is more in the spirit of what Oasis was in the beginning, on the first two albums, except it’s me singing all the songs. Plus it’s easier on your own. You get an idea, something happens, you book a studio, within a day you’re in there. You don’t have to gather everyone. ‘Where’s Liam? Oh, he’s in rehab? Where’s Gem, Oh, he’s fell-walking. You can just get in there and think, ‘Fuck I’ve made a dance tune.’

The former Oasis man also admitted that he wanted to get Madonna to sing on the album, but his wife persuaded him that it wasn’t a good idea.

Asked about a track from the album which is ‘AKA…What A Life’, he said:

I was thinking of the piano from Rhythim Is Rhythim’s ‘Strings Of Life’. It was very acid house to begin with and so I was thinking of giving it to someone. I thought about Madonna then Sara [MacDonald – Noel’s wife] said, ‘Don’t be daft, Madonna won’t sing it. When are you likely to see Madonna?’ So that spoiled it.

Noel Gallagher‘s debut single ‘The Death Of You And Me’ is released on Monday (August 22). You can watch a behind-the-scenes clip from the video shoot by scrolling down.