Liam Gallagher’s First Solo Album Will Be Called ‘As You Were’
A little more than six months after first announcing that he was planning to release a solo album, Liam Gallagher has given us the first bit of information about it. The title will be As You Were.
He revealed the news, not in a traditional press release that would include such details as the release date, track listing, cover artwork and musician and production credits, but with a tweet that read, "To all you you you haters out there and I know there's only the 1 the name of my fab new record is AS YOU WERE LG x." We'll presume that the one hater to whom he is referring is Noel Gallagher, even though, last October, Liam claimed he still loves his brother.
The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman signed a record deal last August with Warner Bros, although he hesitated to commit to fully moving forward on his own. “I am not embarking on a solo ‘career’,” he said. “Everyone should know that. There are just 10, 11 songs I’ve written that are eligible to be recorded. They’ve got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are f---ing funny. We’ll record them this year and release it next year. It’ll shock people. It’s a record written by me, that’s got all the right ingredients and sounds well tasty. You won’t be scratching your chin. It’s not Pink Floyd and it ain’t Radiohead. It’s chin-out music.”
Gallagher has yet to disclose plans for a full-scale tour in support of As You Were. However, he has a handful of festival dates scheduled across Europe for June and July. The only North American date is the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in Montreal Aug. 4-6).
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