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Liam Gallagher – Stream the New Album and Read Our Review of It

Why Me? Why Not. Out Now via Warner Records

Sep 20, 2019 Liam Gallagher
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Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has released his second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., today via Warner Records. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below.

Also, today we posted our review of Why Me? Why Not. and you can read that here.

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.” Then Gallagher shared another song from the album, “One of Us,” which lyrically references the classic Oasis hit “Live Forever” and musically features strings and ends with a subtle backing choir.

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. 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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