Noel Gallagher's new Black Star Dancing single: listen here
2 May 2019, 08:30 | Updated: 8 May 2019, 11:35
The new High Flying Birds track has arrived - and has a David Bowie influence!
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released a brand new single - his first new material in two years.
Titled Black Star Dancing, the new song is the title track of a forthcoming EP. The track is available digitally now, while the EP is released on 12” vinyl on 14 June, the same day that Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline Isle of Wight Festival.
The EP marks the first batch of new Noel music since the release of his Mercury-nominated album Who Built The Moon? in November 2017 and is available to pre-order at www.noelgallagher.com.
The EP features two more new songs, Rattling Rose and Sail On, plus a 12” version of the A-side and a remix by London-based French DJ/producer Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex.
“There’s a Bowie influence in the tune itself,” he told Radio X’s Johnny Vaughan. “I would describe it as a mish-mash of a lot of watching the re-runs of Top Of The Pops between 83 and 87.”
He went on: “I wrote it in the studio because the other stuff I’d written wasn’t very good. Nile Rodgers happened to be in the studio while I was working on it. He was leant against the mixing desk, playing his guitar in his usual style. He was working with Rebecca Ferguson - remember, the Scouse girl who didn’t win X Factor?
“I said to Nile, what are you writing songs with her for, I’m out there struggling!?
“I’m not sure what his reply was - he just flashed a big smile and went [does Nile Rodgers guitar lick] dig-a-dig-dig. Another hit!
“Nile is unbelievable, he’s a dude. When he left, he came by the studio and we had the track on. He said, is this you? He was dancing around the studio.”
Black Star Dancing’ is taken from the EP of the same name, which will be released digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 14th.— Noel Gallagher (@NoelGallagher) May 2, 2019
To pre-order, pre-save and check out the track listing click here:
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Gallagher claims that Black Star Dancing is influenced by “David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, InDeep AND ZZ Top.”
He adds: “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.”
The full EP track-listing is:
Black Star Dancing
Black Star Dancing (12” Mix)
Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
The new release comes as Noel sets off on his first tour dates for 2019, including a show at London’s Palladium on Thursday 9 May. The 11-piece High Flying Bords line-up will then headline a number of festivals across the summer, including a long-awaited return to Manchester’s Heaton Park on 7 June.