21 December 2023

Liam Gallagher and John Squire finally announced their collab album

The duo described the LP, which is expected to release in 2024, as "mind-blowing".

Liam Gallagher and John Squire have announced long-awaited details of their collaborative project – with first single ‘Just Another Rainbow’ set to arrive next month.

The former Oasis frontman turned solo star and ex-Stone Roses guitarist turned artist have been teasing music together for quite some time. Back in June, Gallagher brought out Squires during his Knebworth shows to perform the 1995 Oasis classic ‘Champagne Supernova’ before Tweeting: “Super group incoming LG JS.”

Gallagher would also confirm that the pair were “definitely” going to work together, before teasing that the pair’s joint LP will be “the best record since Revolver”, in reference to The Beatles‘ seventh album.

Now, having launched a website a series of videos from one another this week, Gallagher and Squire have announced that their first single ‘Just Another Rainbow’ will be released on January 5, 2024, with “more new music to follow as the year unfolds”. The single is available to pre-order on 7” vinyl and to pre-save here.

A press release for the single promises Squire’s “instantly unforgettable psychedelia-tinged guitar” met with “passion, personality and utmost conviction” from Gallagher’s vocal.

“To me the most obvious take on ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is that it’s about disappointment, and the sentiment is that you never get what you really want,” said Squire. “But I don’t like to explain songs, I think that’s the privilege of the listener, it’s whatever you want it to be. To me, it’s also one of the most uplifting tracks we’ve made together, which is weird.”

While ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is the first taster of the long-mooted joint album, a press release from the Manchester indie legends has confirmed that “there will be much more new music to come – and there could well be shows, too”. Speaking of their collaboration, Gallagher hailed Squire as “a top songwriter”.

Squire has been working as a celebrated visual artist away from his work with Stone Roses, who split once again after their final gig in Glasgow in 2017. The Stone Roses initially reformed in 2011, after their first split in 1996. In 2016, they released two singles with ‘All For One‘ and ‘Beautiful Thing‘.

Gallagher, who released his acclaimed third solo album C’Mon You Know in 2022, will be hitting the road in 2024 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oasis’ seminal debut ‘Definitely Maybe‘.

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