Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds shared the first single from their upcoming third studio album on Monday morning with an uptempo, horn-friendly rock tune that launches into full throttle from the moment you hit play. Titled “Holy Mountain,” the fun new track is the first official release that will appear on Who Built The Moon? when it arrives on Nov. 24.
As heard in the audio-only video above, the new tune surely sets the tone for an upcoming album that was teased out late last month with its own melodically psychedelic preview. The barrage of low-end horns that blare out during the song’s opening make it sound like Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have transformed into a flock of posessed condors. His use of intimidating brass contrasts perfectly with the more welcoming flutes that bring the listener back down to earth around the 2:50 minute mark. Overall, “Holy Mountain” is a pretty exciting first impression of the third solo album from one of commercial rock music's best songwriters.
According to a statement shared by the former Oasis singer about his new single, it’s “one of [his] favourite pieces of music that [he’s] ever written.”
“My kids love it, my friends’ kids all love it and I am sure ‘the kids’ will love it,” he also added.
Gallagher also shared some photos of the equally psychedelic 12” picture disc versions of the new single, which can be seen in the images below.
Noel is currently scheduled to head out on tour in promotion of the new album starting early next year at Detroit’s Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic Temple on Feb. 9. Tickets for select shows on his 2018 North American run are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.