Former Oasis member Noel Gallagher believes that an alternative future for Oasis would bring great disappointment, as he shared in a conversation with Dave Fanning.
Noel Gallagher comments on Oasis
During their chat with Raise on Radio, the host brought up the topic of the Oasis breakup, noting that Noel appears to be content with the decision. The singer explained his thoughts in his response:
“I think so. I’d forgotten how to write for Oasis. I felt very constricted by the parameters of the stadium rock thing, and it had run its course. The band’s still doing monster gigs, but it dawned on me we’d been doing the same 12 songs for 20 years with a few added new ones, and it was the same stuff off the first two albums. Yeah, it just ran its course to me.”
He then discussed how the end of Oasis led to a creative rebirth for him as a songwriter and his ideas for a hypothetical Oasis reunion:
“As a writer, I died, really. And I had a rebirth when I now write at my own pace, and I can write whatever I want. But I’m five times the writer I was when I left, you know, and I just think if we were still together and we were still putting out albums, it would be dreadful.”
He also talked about the possibility of a reunion with his brother Liam last year and Noel had expressed his contentment with his current situation in the music business and why a reunion would not be worthwhile, saying:
“As funny as this sounds, Oasis sell as many records now per year as we did when we were together. We’re as popular now in the eyes of the people as we ever were. And I’m happy with it. If we got back together, it’d be a circus – and there’s no point. Just leave it as it is. I’m happy. He’s doing his thing. He’s still selling out Knebworth. It’s like, mate, good luck to you, do you know what I mean?”