Noel Gallagher thankful for his Irish roots

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher feels that his Irish background gave him the ability to write some of his best loved songs.

The Manchester born musician told the NME that he feels most comfortable writing emotional songs that have a sense of hope and triumph.

Noel Gallagher

Many of his most popular songs both from his years with Oasis and more recently with his solo career ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ have had these qualities.

Gallagher puts it down to his Irish roots and Irish psyche.

He said: “It’s the Irish in me, that’s what we do. We’re never happy. We rage joy. Even ‘Some Might Say’, for instance, is a very melancholic Irish kind of anthem.”

This year will see Gallagher release his second solo album ‘Chasing Yesterday’. He says that the new songs: “make you kind of punch in the air while crying a little bit.”

It will feature another famous Manchester guitarist with Irish roots – Johnny Marr.

Marr will appear on a track called ‘Ballad of The Mighty I’ and Gallagher revealed that he has wanted to work with the Smiths legend for quite a while.

He said: “I tried to get him on the last record because there’s a bit in ‘AKA…What A Life!’ that I thought needed a bit of funk, and he’s got the funk, but he couldn’t do it, so I had to do it. And I was embarrassed doing it because I haven’t got the funk.”

Gallagher is set to embark on a world tour to promote his new album which will include Europe, Asia and North America.

Written by Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling.
His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.
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