'Songbird' is set for release in early 2003...

The first LIAM GALLAGHER-penned OASIS single ‘SONGBIRD’ is to be released in 2003, NME.COM can reveal.

The track, which has become a fan favourite, and covered live by Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, is tentatively scheduled for January via Big Brother.

Alongside ‘Better Man’ and ‘Born On A Different Cloud’, ‘Songbird’ is considered Liam’s most commercial effort on their current album ‘Heathen Chemistry’.

Oasis are currently in Europe on tour, and return to the UK in December for a string of dates, which have all sold out.