Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce new single ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ – the second to be taken from the Number 1 album ‘Who Built the Moon?’, following the success of the first single ‘Holy Mountain’.
The hypnotic track features ambient electronica and sharp production from acclaimed producer, DJ and composer David Holmes, and a French spoken word segment inspired by Gallic art house cinema.
Producer David Holmes says:
“The track had so much space and was feeling great. After Noel wrote the song he asked me about getting a French vocalist to do some kind of spoken word, so I called my friend Charlotte Courbe and played her an extract from a French short film that I always loved and wanted to borrow from. She then produced an astounding piece of writing that contrasted Noel’s song and music so beautifully.”
The single is released on 12” vinyl and available to pre-order now – https://NGHFB.lnk.to/IABW12 – including a limited edition picture disc via Noel’s official store. It features the following tracklisting:
A1. ‘It’s A Beautiful World’
A2. ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ (Instrumental)
B1. ‘God Help Us All’ (Demo)
‘Who Built the Moon?’, the third album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, was released in November 2017 on Sour Mash Records and debuted at Number 1, achieving gold certification in less than two weeks after its release – making it a hat trick of Number 1 solo records following 2011’s eponymous album and 2015’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’. This is also a record-breaking 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album for Noel – no other act has a perfect streak of Number 1 studio albums as long as Noel.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds embark on a huge ‘Stranded On The Earth World Tour 2018-2019’ in February performing shows in North America and Europe followed by UK and Ireland arena dates in the spring – including The SSE Arena Wembley, London, Manchester Arena and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
The ‘Stranded On The Earth World Tour 2018-2019’ UK & Ireland tour dates are as follows:
Sun 22 April 2018 Brighton, Brighton Centre SOLD OUT
Tue 24 April 2018 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro SOLD OUT
Wed 25 April 2018 Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
Fri 27 April 2018 London, The SSE Arena Wembley SOLD OUT
Mon 30 April 2018 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 1 May 2018 Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
Thu 3 May 2018 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Fri 4 May 2018 Manchester, Manchester Arena SOLD OUT
Sun 6 May 2018 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT
Mon 7 May 2018 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 9 May 2018 Belfast, The SSE Arena
Thu 10 May 2018 Dublin, 3Arena
Further details about the tour can be found at noelgallagher.com
Photography credit: Lawrence Watson