Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have unveiled an eye-popping new official video for his latest single “Holy Mountain.” The song is the lead single from the band's highly anticipated studio album Who Built the Moon?, which will drop Nov. 24 via Sour Mash.
The ex-Oasis star and longtime backing band shared the new clip in a news release posted Oct. 11 via the band's official YouTube channel, following the official release of “Holy Mountain” earlier this week. The “Wonderwall” hitmaker and company also performed the single live for the first time on Oct. 10 in La Plata, Argentina, at Estadio Único de La Plata.
The 4:02 minute opens with the legendary British pop-rocker approaching the microphone as an animated psychedelic countdown displays in the background, accenting a dissonant and distorted opening riff. The video explodes into a four-screen display as a driving horn and driving rhythm section hammer out the soaring pop-rock anthem with Gallagher singing, “Dance dance/If you do that dance/I'm gonna let you join my one man band.”
Viewers are treated to a retro-60s animation feast of colorful ghosts, dancing skeletons, UFOs, dinosaurs, marching bands and much more. Paul Weller's vintage organ sounds anchor swooping Beach Boys-like falsetto backing vocals and a melodic flute line as the images flash across the screen with Gallagher singing the incessant chorus, “She fell/She fell/Right under my spell/She fell/She fell/Right under my spell.”
Produced by David Holmes, Who Built the Moon? features a dozen tracks and is available in CD, digital and vinyl formats in a variety of bundles. Fans who preorder here will receive “Holy Mountain” as an instant track. Check out the official video above.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are currently touring South America and will launch their 2018 tour of North America on Feb. 9 in Detroit at Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic Temple. Tickets for a variety of Noel Gallagher events are available at AXS. For all the latest details on Noel Gallagher, click here.