Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds today release ‘Dead To The World’, a remarkable new track taken from the eagerly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Council Skies’, due for release 2nd June via Sour Mash Records. Listen here and watch the lyric video here.
The epic ‘Dead To The World’ is “by some distance my favourite tune on the album,” Noel says. “It has this film noir vibe. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever done before. It’s very melancholic, but I like that. I’m a Gemini – I’m as up as I am down, and the trick is to meet somewhere in the middle and turn that into music.”
The release of ‘Dead To The World’ follows fan excitement as mysterious orchestral clips filmed by Noel himself at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London emerged on social media at the beginning of the year. Watch here.
‘Dead To The World’ is one of several songs on the album that boast strings arranged by the hugely talented Rosie Danvers, a long-time High Flying Birds collaborator. Noel says “Rosie gets what I do. Spending a weekend recording strings in Abbey Road… that’s one of the great privileges in a musician’s life. It sounds majestic.”
Recent singles taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘Easy Now’, were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions by fans and media alike, including significant national radio support. Earlier this month Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released The Cure’s Robert Smith’s remix of ‘Pretty Boy’ , taking the single to a new spaced-out dimension.
‘Council Skies’, is available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7″, LP picture disc plus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. The Robert Smith remix is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats which also include a stunning live session version of ‘Live Forever’ and a remix from Pet Shop Boys. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track ‘Council Skies’ will be included with all album pre-orders via the official store.
Following the announcement of an array of UK outdoor venues & Festivals, including a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park in August, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have confirmed a 26 date USA tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage. The live dates begin in tandem with the release of ‘Council Skies’ June 2nd and run throughout the summer – with more dates to be announced soon.
Deluxe Album Tracklist:
- I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
- Pretty Boy
- Dead To The World
- Open The Door, See What You Find
- Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
- Easy Now
- Council Skies
- There She Blows!
- Love Is A Rich Man
- Think Of A Number
- Don’t Stop…
- We’re Gonna Get There In The End
- Mind Games
- Pretty Boy (Instrumental)
- Dead To The World (Instrumental)
- Council Skies (Instrumental)
- Think Of A Number (Instrumental)
- I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)
- Think Of A Number (Pet Shop Boys Magic Eye 12″ Remix)
- Pretty Boy (Robert Smith Remix)
- Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)
- Flying On The Ground (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
- You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
- Live Forever (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play the following UK shows this summer:
21 Jul 2023 Buckinghamshire, Pennfest (Headlining)
23 Jul 2023 Nottingham, Wollaton Park Splendour Festival (Headlining)
28 Jul 2023 London, Crystal Palace Bowl
30 Jul 2023 Brighton, On The Beach (Headlining)
05 Aug 2023 Saffron Waldon, Essex Audley End
19 Aug 2023 Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle
20 Aug 2023 Sedgefield, Co Durham Hardwick Festival
24 Aug 2023 Somerset, Taunton Vivary Park
26 Aug 2023 Manchester, Wythenshawe Park
27 Aug 2023 Dublin, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
01 Sep 2023 Sheffield, Rock N Roll Circus, Don Valley Bowl (Headlining)
Tickets available now here