Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have debuted the lyric video for ‘Alone On The Rope’, and it’s a suitably psychedelic affair. Watch it exclusively below on NME.com.
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The track is the B-side to their latest single ‘If Love Is The Law’. It’s one of the most laid back offerings from Gallagher to date, and sees his crooning vocals paired with subdued pianos and drums that wouldn’t sound entirely out of place in a late night jazz bar.
As for the lyric video, we see a series of different skyscapes across the world, which are presented in a kaleidoscope-like view that constantly changes between different cities.
It comes almost a year since the release of ‘Who Built The Moon’, which marked Gallagher’s third solo record and arguably his most acclaimed to date.
“It’s hardly Oneohtrix Point Never but, for Noel, NGHFB’s third album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ marks a grand sonic expansion”, NME wrote in a four star review.
“First single ‘Holy Mountain’ set the retro-revisionist tone – the sound of glam-era Bowie, The Vaccines, Showaddywaddy and Ricky Martin all marching to Jona Lewie’s tin whistle – and its excitable, life-loving spirit infects Noel’s best album since ‘…Morning Glory’.”
Last week, Gallagher also released Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going), a photo book which tells the behind-the-scenes story of Noel’s biggest ever world tour this year with The High Flying Birds.