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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Shares New Song “Holy Mountain”

Who Built the Moon? Due Out November 24 via Sour Mash/Caroline

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Former Oasis guitarist/singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher is releasing a new solo album under the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds name, Who Built the Moon?, on November 24 via Sour Mash/Caroline. Now he has shared the album's first single, the upbeat psych-pop number "Holy Mountain." Listen below, followed by his upcoming U.S. tour dates.

David Holmes produced Who Built the Moon? Gallagher had this to say about "Holy Mountain" in a press release: "It was one of the first things David and I did on the first week of working together. I knew instantly that it was going to be the first single. There's so much joy in it. Until the day I die, it will be one of my favorite pieces of music that I've ever written. It sounds great live. My kids love it, my friends' kids all love it and I am sure 'the kids' will love it."

"Holy Mountain" will be released as a 12-inch vinyl, which will include an instrumental version of the song, while the B-side will be "Dead In the Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)," which is also an album bonus track. A press release describes it as such: "'Dead In the Water' catches Gallagher and keyboard player, Mike Rowe in between takes at a Dublin radio station. Such moments are destined to go unrepeated, with Gallagher vowing never to re-record it any other way."

A previous press release said "Holy Mountain" is "a game of 'spot the obscure sample' amidst a joyous wall of sound." Gallagher elaborated in the press release: "David played me the sample, so I worked out the chords and we demoed just a few, short minutes of it, taking it away on tour and playing with it. When it became a song back in Belfast it was so joyous, I just had to do it justice. What's more joyous than being in love, baby? So, I wrote a song about love and it's one of the best things that I've ever done."

David Holmes, who produced Who Built the Moon?, had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they're desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record - a lot of Noel's music is quite mid-tempo. This one is fun."

To illustrate the creative process, Noel Gallagher had this to say about album track "The Man Who Built the Moon" in the previous press release: "We took a keyboard riff we liked from an unused track and added chords. A year later we came to deal with it as a song and when we got to the chorus, David kept asking me to write a new one....again and again and again. I was ready to strangle him. The one that you hear is the eighth attempt and, you know what? The annoying thing is he was right."

"Holy Mountain" features Paul Weller on organ and Johnny Marr plays guitar and harmonica on "If Love Is the Law." The album is the follow-up to 2015's Chasing Yesterday.

Former Oasis singer, and Noel Gallagher's estranged younger brother, Liam Gallagher released his debut solo album, As You Were, last Friday via Warner Bros.

Holy Mountain 12-Inch Tracklist:

A1. "Holy Mountain"
A2. "Holy Mountain (Instrumental)"
B1. "Dead In the Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)"

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds U.S. Tour Dates:

February 9th, 2018 Detroit, MI, The Cathedral at Masonic Temple
February 10th, 2018 Columbus, OH, Express Live!
February 12th, 2018 Washington, DC, Anthem
February 13th, 2018 Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
February 15th, 2018 New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
February 17th, 2018 Boston, MA, Opera House
February 18th, 2018 Montreal, QC, Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
February 20th, 2018 Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
February 23rd, 2018 Cleveland, OH, Goodyear Theater
February 24th, 2018 Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
February 25th, 2018 Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
February 27th, 2018 Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
February 28th, 2018 Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
March 2nd, 2018 New Orleans, LA Orpheum Theatre
March 3rd, 2018 Houston, TX, House of Blues
March 5th, 2018 Austin, TX, Moody Theater At ACL Live
March 6th, 2018 Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater
March 9th, 2018 Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
March 10th, 2018 Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
March 12th, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, The Orpheum (SOLD OUT)
March 13th, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, The Orpheum

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