Liam Gallagher continues to build anticipation ahead of the impending release of his debut solo studio album As You Were, which drops Oct. 6 via Warner/Parlophone. The ex-Oasis lead vocalist has posted a live rendition of his latest single “For What It's Worth,” performed with his backing band and a six-piece string section.
NME reports on Aug. 24 that the “Wonderwall” hitmaker recorded the video live in London during a session at Air Studios, which was originally founded by former Beatles' producer George Martin. The live orchestral rendition of "For What It's Worth" follows on the heels of the controversial British alt-rocker's US television debut last week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” during which he performed the new single along with the album's lead release “Wall of Glass.”
The ex-Beady Eye star delivers the song's apologetic lyrics with poise and rock star cool in the 4:28 minute clip posted on YouTube on Thursday. The string section provides ornamentation between verses in this ode to making amends for past transgressions as Gallagher sings, “For what it's worth/I'm sorry for the hurt/I'll be the first to say/I made my own mistakes.”
Produced by Greg Kurstin and Dan Grech-Marguerat, As You Were features 12 tracks in the standard edition and 16 tracks in the deluxe edition. It's available for preorder here in a variety of bundles — CD, vinyl, as well as digital formats. Fans can check out the live performance of “For What It's Worth” above.
The multi-platinum seller continues his world summer tour in the United Kingdom this week with big shows slated for Aug. 25 at Leeds Festival and Aug. 27 at Reading Festival before heading to Europe for dates in Italy and Spain in early September. Gallagher will kick off his first-ever solo tour of North America on Nov. 13 in San Francisco at The Warfield and wrap up Nov. 30 in Philadelphia at Union Transfer.