Liam Gallagher has teased fans with a preview of an upcoming single titled “Wall of Glass.” The single will receive a digital release on June 1 via Warner ahead of the ex-Oasis star's highly anticipated debut solo album As You Were, which is expected to drop in October.
NME reports on May 26 that the Beady Eye frontman unveiled a preview of the song via a video shared on Friday via his official Facebook page and has posted an official audio preview at his official Liam Gallagher website. The iconic British rocker teased the single in conjunction with the announcement of an already sold-out tour of the U.K. and Ireland, which will kick off with a hometown charity concert on May 30 in Manchester, United Kingdom, at O2 Ritz Manchester with all profits to benefit the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, and will wrap up June 11 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, at Barrowland.
The brief 29-second audio preview opens with a honking blues harp, which soars over a four-chord guitar progression, accented by a guitar riff that recalls John Lennon's “Cold Turkey.” As the teaser fades, Gallagher launches into the first verse, singing, “You would keep the secrets in you/You've been keeping paraphernalia.”
The controversial singer has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped with details about his upcoming album As You Were. That situation may quickly change as his estranged brother – Oasis co-founder Noel Gallagher - has stolen some of his younger sibling's thunder by announcing a release date of Nov. 9 for his as-yet-untitled third studio album.
Fans can get a taste of As You Were via the preview for “Wall of Glass” above. Liam Gallagher's new single is now available for preorder here.
“I want to get back to doing my job, playing rock ’n’ roll to the people who like it,” the multi-platinum seller tells NME. “I love it and people can see that.”
Gallagher will spend the summer performing at various festivals throughout Europe, Japan and North America, beginning on June 2 in Mendig, Germany, at Rock Am Ring and wrapping up Sept. 1 in Treviso, Italy, at Home Festival Grounds. Only two stops in North America are confirmed so far, including an appearance Aug. 3 in Chicago as part of Lollapaloza's 2017 line up and Aug. 5 in Montreal at Osheaga Festival. For all the latest details on Liam Gallagher, click here.