Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have dropped an official video for their most recent single “It's a Beautiful World.” The new video release comes just ahead of the launch of the ex-Oasis star's highly anticipated 2018 winter tour of North America on Feb. 9 in Detroit at Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic Temple.
The ever-controversial British alt-rocker unveiled the clip via a Twitter update on Jan. 26 along. “It's a Beautiful World” is the second single from the “Wonderwall” hitmaker's chart-topping studio album Who Built the Moon?, which hit shelves on Nov. 24 via Sour Mash.
The 5:33 minute video opens with Gallagher and company performing the song in the recording studio. The performance shots are interspersed with an array of visual images, which range from rustic scenes of nature to dark images of terrorist attacks and all thing in between.
The camera often pans to bandmember Charlotte Marionneau, who's sitting off to the side reading a book while the rest of the band performs until about the 3:00 minute mark when she stands up to perform an oral recitation in French. The move is likely a deliberate dig at critics who view this inclusion as pointless and pretentious along with Marionneau's infamous scissors playing on “She Taught Me How to Fly,” which prompted estranged brother Liam Gallagher to have a fan peel potatoes in mockery, during a recent London club appearance.
“It's a Beautiful World” is available for preorder here in a vinyl edition both as a limited edition picture disc or standard black vinyl. Fans can check out the official video above.
Produced by David Holmes, Who Built the Moon? features 11-tracks in the standard edition, including the lead single "Holy Mountain." It is available here in CD, digital and vinyl formats in a variety of bundles.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will wrap up their upcoming U.S. winter tour with a two-night stand March 12 – March 13 in Los Angeles at The Orpheum, which will be followed by an extensive spring tour of Europe and the U.K. Get your Noel Gallagher tickets now at AXS and for more details on Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds , click here.