Liam Gallagher returns with new song “Shockwave”: Stream

Our first preview of the British rocker's new album, WHY ME? WHY NOT

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Liam Gallagher, photo by Philip Cosores

A lot has transpired since the release of Liam Gallagher’s last album, As You Were. The Oasis rocker was tangled up in an assault investigation, got pegged by fish while performing, and even went on a drunken Twitter rant about Radiohead. He returns today on a hopefully better note with new song “Shockwave”.

Gallagher debuted the single live at a concert in London earlier this month, and now he’s released the studio version. The song was co-written by Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin, who also served as its producer.

“Shockwave” is off a forthcoming full-length solo album called WHY ME? WHY NOT. According to the English songwriter, the new album is comprised of “20 new songs that will change your lives” and may even include contributions from his own son.

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Listen to “Shockwave” below and judge it for yourself. Update – June 13th: Gallagher has shared the video for “Shockwave”. “Directed by the award-winning François Rousselet, the video sets the iconic frontman’s swaggering charisma to some striking, cinematic-scale photography. It takes him on a voyage through America’s Deep South, from desolate wastelands to train tracks and large-scale protests,” according to a press release.

Watch live footage from Gallagher’s London show.

As You Were, Galladher’s debut solo album, dropped back in 2017. Ahead of its follow-up, he recently announced tour dates alongside The Who. Get tickets here. A documentary on Gallagher called As It Was is also expected to arrive later this year.

Liam’s brother, Noel Gallagher, is also in the midst of a new music rollout; his new Black Star Dancing EP arrives June 14th.