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Singer Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on 'Chasing Tomorrow'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 02:08

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds soar to the top of the UK charts and get set to embark on the U.S. leg of their second album tour. Jen Atkinson reports.

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Noel Gallagher has been flying high following the release of his second solo album, "Chasing Yesterday". The musician, credited with much of the former British rock group Oasis' success, says his latest record with his new band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, is among the best his ever created. SOUNDBITE: Noel Gallagher, singer/songwriter, saying (English): "You know, as a body of work, it's way, way, way up there with the best things I've ever done. It way sits on a par with 'Definitely, Maybe' for me." "Chasing Yesterday" is his second solo studio album since he split with Oasis, and the tracks bring a wide range of instrumental melodies. Since its release on March 3rd, it's risen to the top of album charts in Britain. SOUNDBITE: Noel Gallagher, singer/songwriter, saying (English): "The style of this record is different from the style of the previous record because I'm producing it this time and I've got a more eclectic feel, I suppose." "In the Heat of the Moment" was the first single released from the album, followed by "Ballad of the Mighty I," which features Johnny Marr of the Smiths. "The Dying of the Light" was a tune he wrote in one sitting. SOUNDBITE: Noel Gallagher, singer/songwriter, saying (English): "I love 'The Dying of the Light', because it fell out of the sky. I wrote it in one afternoon, in one evening, in one go." Despite the album title stoking more questions of an Oasis reunion, Gallagher put those rumors to rest. SOUNDBITE: Noel Gallagher, singer/songwriter, saying (English): "Everybody who knows anything about that band know that it's not going to happen." So what does the future hold? Well, the emphasis will always be on creating more good songs, he says. SOUNDBITE: Noel Gallagher, singer/songwriter, saying (English): "I love the satisfaction of living in a world on a Wednesday where a song didn't exist that you're going to create on a Thursday that's going to change somebody's life, possibly. I love that, do you know what I mean?" The U.S. leg of their North American tour begins in New York City on May 7th.

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Singer Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on 'Chasing Tomorrow'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 02:08