Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds has released a new single “It's a Beautiful World,” accompanied by a lyric video. The song is the second single from the ex-Oasis star's latest solo album Who Built the Moon?, which will drop on Nov. 24 via Sour Mash.
The iconic British alt-rocker unveiled his latest single via his official Twitter account on Nov. 17 and premiered an accompanying behind-the-scenes video on Friday at NME. “It's a Beautiful World” is the follow up to the lead single “Holy Mountain”and the third song to surface from the album, following last month's release of “She Taught Me How to Fly.”
The 5:24 minute lyric video opens up with a droning electric guitar intro as shaky-cam image images flash by in quick succession, starting with the image of flowers. As images of the earth taken from a satellite flash across the screen, Gallagher begins the first verse, singing, “It's like a song/It's like a prayer/It's like a dream you had one night/And put it over there.”
Who Built the Moon? is the “Wonderwall” hitmaker's third solo album and features 11-tracks in the standard edition and 12-tracks in the deluxe edition. Fans can preorder the release here in CD, digital and vinyl formats in a variety of bundles.
Gallagher recently raised eyebrows when he featured French backing vocalist and scissors player Charlotte Marionneau on stage during a recent performance of “She Taught Me How to Fly”on BBC Two's “Later with Jools Holland.” Gallagher called her playing “the greatest thing” he’s ever seen,” evoking disdain from his estranged brother and Oasis co-founder Liam Gallagher, who responded by having a fan peel potatoes during a club appearance last week in London.
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