Liam Gallagher Rocks a London Rooftop in Uplifting “Better Days” Video; ‘C’mon You Know’ LP Out 5/27

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

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The build-up to the May 27 release of C’mon You Know, the third solo album from longtime Oasis singer and Britpop icon Liam Gallagher, has emphasized this record’s difference from the previous two — most notably in the influences that had a hand in Gallagher’s creative process.

It was made evident on the first song shared from the LP, “Everything’s Electric,” a rousing crowd-pleaser with drums by Dave Grohl (who co-produced the track with Greg Kurstin):

The latest single arrived on Friday, and “Better Days” is an enveloping, sweeping anthem with Gallagher’s signature vocals on full display. For its video, Gallagher and his backing band played atop the roof of London’s Midland Hotel, lending a bit of a Beatles Apple Rooftop vibe to the proceedings.

Thematically, “Better Days” is meant to celebrate togetherness, or, as a news release details, “a summer in which we can all be reunited, it’s a summer song perfectly suited to receiving a huge audience reaction when Liam hits the road across the UK this summer.”

“Better Days” was written by Liam and his regular collaborators Andrew Wyatt and Michael Tighe. Wyatt produced the song with Kurstin, while Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs guests on guitar.

Paired with the song’s uplifting, connecting spirit, Liam Gallagher will also donate all UK proceeds from the song to Warchild. The charity aims to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living through conflict, and campaigns on the root causes of conflict to help create a safer future for children across the world.

Rich Clarke, Head of War Child Records, says, “We could not be more grateful to Liam for his incredible, continued support for the charity. With us since the earliest days of our music-focused fundraising almost 27 years ago, Liam’s contributions have extended to putting exclusive Oasis tracks on our classic ‘HELP’ and ‘1 Love’ albums to donating £1 from every ticket sold on his 2019 UK tour. Now, in these most challenging times, Liam’s generosity stretches further still, to help us reach more children living conflict around the world.”

The title track from C’mon You Know was also shared ahead of the album’s release:

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The same day Gallagher releases his new record, he will also release a live album, Down By The River Thames, capturing a live-stream gig that Gallagher and his band performed during the pandemic.

Per a news release:

Originally streamed on December 5, 2020, the show became one of the most memorable performances of the lockdown era. Liam followed the precedent set by the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and decided to hit the River Thames, armed with a boatload of attitude, a phenomenal live band (including Bonehead) and an arsenal of classic songs. Acclaim included a four-star review from i, who declared the show to be, “A reminder of why the younger Gallagher is now the fans’ favourite.”

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