Update: Liam Gallagher has posted a 30-second preview of the song on his Facebook page:
One of Manchester’s favorite sons is gearing up for his first outing as a solo artist. Liam Gallagher is set to release his debut solo album As You Were later this year, with first single “Wall of Glass” expected to drop next week (June 1).
The announcement came today as pre-orders for the song went up on iTunes. All we know so far is that its three minutes, 43 seconds long, and that it was produced by Adele producer Greg Kurstin. Gallagher has been keeping fans inundated on the new record through his Twitter account, stating last week that the rehearsals are sounding reminiscent of the Sex Pistols.
Just finished rehearsals ain’t no band on this planet sounding more pistols than than us as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 18, 2017
As if all that wasn’t enough, the outspoken Mancunian also announced a four-date tour, with the proceeds of the first gig next Tuesday (May 30) going towards those effected by the horrific suicide bombing in Manchester earlier this week, through the charity We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Born and bred in the area, as well as being a lifelong supporter of Manchester City football club, Gallagher was clearly devastated by the disgusting act of terrorism. He tweeted out that his thoughts and prayers were with all the families involved in the tragic incident.
In total shock and absolutely devastated about what’s gone down in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to all the family’s involved LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 23, 2017
Gallagher shot to fame as the lead singer of ‘90s Britpop band Oasis – one of the most successful British acts of all time. Their first two albums – 1994’s Definitely Maybe and 1995’s (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – are considered watershed moments in modern British rock music. The charismatic “Wonderwall” singer was also voted the greatest frontman of all time by readers of Q magazine.
Since the band’s much publicized split in 2009, Gallagher has gone on to create his very own clothing line entitled Pretty Green, as well as a stint with his follow-up band Beady Eye. The latter released two albums before deciding to go their separate ways in 2014.