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Noel Gallagher’s Higher Flying Birds Release New Single ‘Dead to the World’ – Rolling Stone


Mar 23, 2023

Matt Crockett

Noel Gallagher’s Higher Flying Birds has dropped a new single, “Dead to the Globe,” along with a lyric video for the track. The song will seem on the rock band’s fourth studio album, Council Skies, out June two by way of Sour Mash Records.

In a statement, Gallagher confirmed that “Dead To The World” is “by some distance my favourite tune on the album. It has this film noir vibe. It is not like something else I’ve ever completed just before. It is incredibly melancholic, but I like that. I’m a Gemini – I’m as up as I am down, and the trick is to meet someplace in the middle and turn that into music.”

The song is 1 of numerous on the LP to function strings arranged by Rosie Danvers, a lengthy-time Higher Flying Birds collaborator. 

“Rosie gets what I do,” Gallagher noted. ‘Spending a weekend recording strings in Abbey Road – that is 1 of the wonderful privileges in a musician’s life. It sounds majestic.”

Previously, the band unveiled two tracks off the album: “Easy Now” and “Pretty Boy.” Council Skies, named following a book by illustrator and Noel’s buddy Pete McKee, finds Gallagher reminiscing about his adolescence in Manchester just before he and his brother and their band moved to London and hit it huge at the dawn of the Britpop era.

“It’s going back to the starting,” Gallagher mentioned of the album in a statement.  “Daydreaming, hunting up at the sky and questioning about what life could be… that is as correct to me now as it was in the early ‘90s. When I was developing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that.”


The album, recorded at Noel’s personal Lone Star Sound Recording Studio in London, was made by Gallagher and Paul “Strangeboy” Stacey and functions orchestration laid down at the famed Abbey Road Studios. Johnny Marr seems on 3 tracks more than the course of Council Skies, such as “Pretty Boy.”

Noel Gallagher’s Higher Flying Birds will tour in help of the album this summer season. The North American dates will kick off on June two in Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre and continue via July 15 with a show in Boston at MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Metric is set to open the majority of the dates.

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