Noel Gallagher says he impersonated David Bowie to write new songs
Noel Gallagher has revealed he posed as David Bowie while working on tracks for his upcoming album.
The former Oasis musician is currently working on the sequel to his 2017 album High Flying Birds, “Who Built The Moon?”. Gallagher said on New Year’s Day (January 1) that he had finished writing and demoing the LP just before Christmas.
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Last month, the singer-songwriter explained that NGHFB’s fourth album has a largely “orchestral” sound. “There’s a track on the album called ‘Dead To The World’, which is one of the best songs I’ve ever written,” he said.
In a new interview with the daily starfrom the “Wired” column (via Music-News.COM), Gallagher explained how Bowie influenced an upcoming song called “Pretty Boy”.
“I used to sit up late at night doing [Bowie’s] voice, ‘If this song sounds like David Bowie, then I’m gonna sing it like David Bowie until I write it,'” he told the newspaper.
In 2020, Gallagher revealed that the song in question “sounds a lot like The Cure”.
Elsewhere in his latest “Wired” chat, the singer-songwriter described some of his new tunes as “Bowie-esque” and “Stones-y.”
Speaking about the project previously, Gallagher explained, “The whole album has a vibe. There are 10 songs and six of them have strings. When I was writing these [new] songs, I just heard strings and choirs.
He went on to say that his next record High Flying Birds “took a year to write” overall, and talked about the early positive reaction he got.
“People come into the studio and you play them the track and they’re like, ‘Holy shit! I get goosebumps listening to this,'” he said. in [it] now that it’s just a bunch of songs that i want to finish so i can write more.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will hit the road for a series of UK shows this summer, including an appearance at Dreamland Margate next month. Consult the complete program and find all remaining tickets here.
Elsewhere, Noel Gallagher has revealed he needed stitches after he was accidentally hit in the head by Manchester City player Rúben Dias’ father during the team’s title celebrations last Sunday (May 22).