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Liam Gallagher Shares New Song “One of Us”

Why Me? Why Not. Due Out September 20 via Warner Records

Aug 16, 2019 Liam Gallagher
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Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is releasing his second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., on September 20 via Warner Records. Now he has shared another song from it, “One of Us,” which lyrically references the classic Oasis hit “Live Forever” and musically features strings and ends with a subtle backing choir. Listen below.

Gallagher co-wrote “One Of Us” with Andrew Wyatt. It’s also a family affair, with Gallagher’s youngest son Gene playing bongos. The song also features Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs on guitar.

Gallagher had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘One of Us’ is about family, friendship and a sense of belonging. I love the groove and the gospel outro. It reminds me of The Sweet Inspirations.”

Previously Gallagher shared the album’s first single, “Shockwave.” Then there was a video for “Shockwave” that was filmed in America’s Deep South and starts with Gallagher burning down a house and ends with him crashing a protest march, with the protest signs featuring the lyrics from the song. Then he shared a video for another song from the album, “The River” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then he shared a lyric video for another song from it, the string-backed “Once.”

Gallagher released his debut solo album, As You Were, in 2017 via Warner. He’s also the subject of a new documentary, As It Was, which charts Gallagher’s tough journey from the breakup of Oasis to a successful solo career. It recently premiered in the UK and is due out on September 13th in America. Watch the trailer here.

Why Me? Why Not. was recorded in Los Angeles and London and was co-written by Gallagher with producers Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin, who also worked on As You Were but were even more involved this time.

“I wrote some songs on my own for the last album, but this time it’s all co-writes,” Gallagher explains in a press release. “Reason being is I want it to be even better than As You Were. I know my strengths and I know my limitations. I’m an ok songwriter, but I’m a great singer and frontman. I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what we’ve done.”

Gallagher had this to say about “Shockwave” in a previous press release: “I’m buzzing. Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go. It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”

Of Why Me? Why Not., Gallagher boasted in the previous press release: “It’s a better record than As You Were, which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”

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