It was only 23 years ago when Noel Gallagher shifted gears away from his usual Oasis-esque rock and roll and took on international dance floors with Chemical Brothers’ searing single “Setting Sun.” That’s what bangs around in our empty heads this morning as Gallagher returns with his new single, “Black Star Dancing,” an astral piece of electronic-pop delivers his his High Flying Birds side project.
“It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep AND ZZ Top FFS!” Gallagher says of the track. “I might have been watching too much Top Of The Pops recently …anyway, it’s ‘dope’ … not my words, but the words of Nile Rodgers who literally danced in the studio when he heard it!”
“Black Star Dancing” is the title track to the new Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ EP, which drops June 14, the same day the man headlines the Isle of Wight Festival over in the UK. Get those remixes ready, because this one’s got dance fuel spilled all over it.