Liam Gallagher continues to build excitement ahead of his first-ever US solo tour in support of the ex-Oasis frontman's debut solo album As You Were, which will hit shelves Oct. 6 via Warner/Parlophone. Fans aching to get their hot little hands on the highly anticipated release can whet their appetite with a brand new single “For What It's Worth.”
The "Wonderwall" hitmaker announced the new song on Aug. 10 via his official Liam Gallagher website and posted the official lyric video on Thursday at his YouTube channel. “For What It's Worth” follows the album's lead single “Wall of Glass,” released back in June and “Chinatown,” which dropped in July.
The new offering has a signature retro-60's sound, reminiscent of John Lennon's work on the iconic singer-songwriter's 1970 solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The song opens with a lean arrangement of piano, bass and drums with the ever-controversial British rocker offering an apology of sorts to party or parties unknown for unstated past mistakes.
Gallagher's knack for writing catchy pop melodies and gleaning aural landscapes from influences such as The Beatles and Donovan shines through on the 4:08 minute clip. Handwritten lyrics for the song flash across an old white vinyl album sleeve as the rock n' roll badboy sings, “In my defense all my intentions were good/And heaven knows a place somewhere for the misunderstood/You know I'd give you blood if it'd be enough.”
Fans are bound to speculate that the song might be Gallagher's attempt to resolve the longstanding feud between himself and Oasis co-founder and older sibling Noel Gallagher that broke up the band in 2009. The notoriously abrasive rocker has spoken about the lyrics of “For What It's Worth” only in general terms and will only say that the song is about “whoever.”
“For What It's Worth” is available for streaming and download here. Check out the official lyric above.
As You Were was produced by the Gallagher with help from Greg Kurstin and Dan Grech-Marguerat and features 12 tracks. It is available here in standard and deluxe editions in CD, vinyl, as well as digital formats.
Gallagher's next live appearance will take place on Aug. 10 in Beijing, China, at the Olympic Sports Centre. The multi-platinum seller will launch his first-ever solo tour of North America on Nov. 13 in San Francisco at The Warfield and will wrap up Nov. 30 in Philadelphia at Union Transfer.