After teasing fragments of songs and art from new album, Who Built The Moon?, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds turn fans’ attention to the release of ‘Holy Mountain’, the first single to be taken from the new album due November 24via Sour Mash / Caroline Australia. On ‘Holy Mountain’, Noel is also joined by Paul Weller on the organ.
Gallagher says: “It was one of the first things David and I did on the first week of working together. I knew instantly that it was going to be the first single. There’s so much joy in it. Until the day I die, it will be one of my favourite pieces of music that I’ve ever written. It sounds great live. My kids love it, my friends’ kids all love it and I am sure ‘the kids’ will love it.”
The 12” vinyl release features ‘Holy Mountain’ accompanied by an exclusive, instrumental version of the track, while the B-Side features ‘Dead In The Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)’. Also offered as an album bonus track, ‘Dead In The Water’ catches Gallagher and keyboard player, Mike Rowe in between takes at a Dublin radio station. Such moments are destined to go unrepeated, with Gallagher vowing never to re-record it any other way.
Who Built The Moon? alters the legendary singer-songwriter’s course following a bracing, two-year creative collaboration with renowned producer, DJ and composer, David Holmes.
Who Built The Moon? is released on Friday 24 November 2017, with a series of UK Arena shows announced to start in April 2018.