Noel Gallagher is currently going through a lot. Not only is the star going through a very tough breakup from his wife, but he’s also being bombarded left and right with questions about the status of Oasis. While it may seem somewhat of a broken record question to him, he has come with some good news about the band.
Per Music Radar, Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Sweeney to mark the release of his excellent new song Easy Now and the announcement of his fourth album with the High Flying Birds, Council Skies, Noel responded unexpectedly to the host’s question about how he and Liam were getting on these days.
“Oh brilliantly, yeah,” Noel replied. “Genuinely, he’s taking a year out apparently to find himself.”
Whether Noel was joking about that remains to be seen. But his reply to the question of a reunion with Our Kid was deadpan; “One should never say never,” Noel began. “But I have to be honest… if Oasis hadn’t fulfilled its potential; there would be something [to do it for]. The Stone Roses hadn’t really fulfilled their potential, right, so it was worthwhile for them to come back.”
Noel said: “Oasis smashed it repeatedly for 20-odd years. It would have to take an extraordinary set of circumstances but that’s not to say those circumstances wouldn’t come about.”
Noel then spoke a bit about his new music and writing process.
He said: “When I’m writing a song and I start to feel things have got too Oasis-y, I would kind of turn my back on a song like that [in the past] and I don’t feel the need to rewrite stuff that I was doing 30 years ago when it’s never going to be as good as 30 years ago.”
This is obviously something hard to come to terms with.
He continued: “So I would shy away from that. But once in a while a song will fall out of the sky which does sound Oasis-y but is the equal of anything I ever did with Oasis, and this song, it kind of sits somewhere between Little By Little and The Masterplan, and it took a while to write but I have to say it’s a great, great guitar anthem. It’s got an amazing guitar solo. It ticks all the boxes.”
Truly, it is a great song.
He closes: “It’s just a great song and it’s reminiscent of those great Oasis mid-paced anthems. But I wouldn’t have even bothered finishing it off if I didn’t think it was as good as those songs.”