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Liam Gallagher to Release Solo Album in 2017

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Liam Gallagher has signed a deal with Warner Bros. That news comes with the announcement that he will put out a solo album at an unknown date in 2017.

“Very excited to be signing to the mighty Warner Brothers; looking forward to making some super sweet sounds,” the former Oasis singer said in a press release. “Keep the faith!”

“Liam’s one of the all-time greats – brilliant, distinctive, controversial and captivating,” gushed Phil Christie of Warner Bros. U.K. “The album he’s currently recording is big, bold and heartfelt, and it feels important and culturally relevant. Such a strong return for one of the U.K.’s most loved artists.”

Gallagher had been suggesting that he was getting back in the game for a couple of months now, but confirmed it in an interview with Q magazine that hit shelves recently. According to NME, Gallagher has made some demos with two unnamed musicians. “One’s a multi-instrumentalist and he can play anything. Not that there’s much to play on these songs. One guitar, acoustic. One guitar, electric. Drum kit, keyboard about that big [measures out 12 inches between his hands]. That’s your lot. Proper sparse, really pumping. How it should be.”

There has been no new music from Gallagher since the October 2014 breakup of Beady Eye. his post-Oasis group. Earlier this year, he had ruled out becoming a solo act because he is, in his words, “not a c—.” This morning, he poked fun at his words on Twitter.

Perhaps that’s why he told Q that, although he was working on a solo album, he wasn’t fully committed to the idea of being on his own. “I am not embarking on a solo ‘career’,” he said. “Everyone should know that. There are just 10, 11 songs I’ve written that are eligible to be recorded. They’ve got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are f—ing funny. We’ll record them this year and release it next year. It’ll shock people. It’s a record written by me, that’s got all the right ingredients and sounds well tasty. You won’t be scratching your chin. It’s not Pink Floyd and it ain’t Radiohead. It’s chin-out music.”

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