Noel Gallagher fans pumped about the ex-Oasis star's upcoming winter tour of North America and studio album can temporarily satiate their appetites with a new song and lyric video release. Titled “Fort Knox, the song is the opening track from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' new album Who Built the Moon?, which will drop on Nov. 24 via Sour Mash.
The legendary British alt-rocker unveiled the new offering on Oct. 27 via a Twitter update and also posted an interview about the making of the song with producer David Holmes and studio musicians involved with the project via a Facebook update. “Fort Knox” is the second track from Gallagher and company's third studio album and is the follow up to the lead single “Holy Mountain,” which hit shelves on Oct. 11.
In the interview, the “Wonderwall” hitmaker reveals “Fort Knox” almost never made the album.The song came together on the final day in the studio and was inspired by a chat about Kanye West's 2010 single “Power.” Backing vocalist Y-See had never heard the song and started to do an improvised vocal over it, which Gallagher says helped the song “fall into place.”
In the 4:02 minute lyric video, Gallagher continues using the psychedelic visuals employed in “Holy Mountain.” A droning synth opens the song while a red fog unfurls under an amber sky as a couple in silhouette look on. As kaleidoscopic images flash across the screen, drums and bass lay down a funky groove over-top a three-chord progression and backing vocalists take up a chant, singing, “Hey hey/Keep on holding out/Holding on.”
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will wrap up their 2017 touring on Nov. 1 in London at York Hall. Their 2018 tour of North America launches on Feb. 9 in Detroit at Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic Temple. Get your Noel Gallagher tickets now at AXS. For all the latest details on Noel Gallagher, click here.