New Sounds: Liam Gallagher returns with smashing new single and video for ‘Wall of Glass’


Last night in Manchester, England, Liam Gallagher delivered a powerful solo set which, while it didn’t feature a heavily rumored reunion with his brother Noel, was nonetheless an at-times emotional reintroduction to one of the best frontman of the ’90s. Highlighted by a stirring a capella rendition of the Oasis hit “Live Forever” dedicated to the 22 people who lost their lives in last week’s terror attack, the gig was heavy on new material from his upcoming solo album As You Were, due out in October.

One of the songs debuted was “Wall of Glass,” the first single from the record, which dropped today at all digital retailers and is accompanied by a video clip that can be viewed below. The propulsive track is arguably better than the majority of his work in Beady Eye, and certainly heavier. “I believe the resurrection’s on,” he sings defiantly at one point, showing our kid has come a long way since “Little James.”

Tomorrow night in London, Gallagher continues his live resurrection at Electric Brixton in London before a summer of festival appearances, including the first night of Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park August 3, preceded by a show at the city’s Park West venue the night before.