Liam Gallagher and John Squire have released a teaser clip for their latest single ‘Just Another Rainbow’ from their upcoming collaborative album – see it below. After teasing music together for quite some time, the former Oasis frontman and former Stone Roses guitarist unveiled their collaboration LP last month. Gallagher and Squire revealed their first single, ‘Just Another Rainbow,’ will be released on January 5, 2024, with “more new music to follow as the year unfolds,” after launching a website and a series of videos in December. The 7″ vinyl single is available for pre-order and pre-save here. The two musicians uploaded a snippet of ‘Just Another Rainbow’ on their official social media today (January 2). Gallagher sings “Just another Rainbow / Dripping on my tree” over Squire’s psychedelic-tinged guitar. The duo also performs in front of a tie-dye screen and in a tunnel while wearing their characteristic parkas in the video.
“To me the most obvious take on ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is that it’s about disappointment, and the sentiment is that you never get what you really want,” Squire was quoted as saying in a news release. “But I don’t like to explain songs; I think that’s the listener’s privilege; it can be whatever you want it to be.” It’s also one of the more upbeat tracks we’ve made together, which is strange.” While ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is the first taste of the long-awaited collaboration album, the Manchester indie titans have announced in a press release that “there will be much more new music to come – and there could well be shows, too.” Gallagher described Squire as “a top songwriter” while discussing their partnership. “Everyone always bangs on about him as a guitarist, but he’s a top songwriter too, man, no two ways about it as far as I’m concerned,” remarked the singer-songwriter. “There isn’t enough of his music out there, whether with the Roses or on his own.” It’s great to see him back writing songs, especially excellent ones.
“The melodies are fantastic, and the guitars are a given.” But I think you can perform the songs acoustically even if you take all the fucking guitars off and they’ll still blow your mind.” During his Knebworth gigs in June, Gallagher pulled out Squire to perform the 1995 Oasis hit ‘Champagne Supernova,’ before tweeting: “Super group incoming LG JS.” Gallagher would also declare that the duo would “definitely” collaborate before teasing that the pair’s collaborative LP will be “the best record since ‘Revolver,'” referring to The Beatles’ seventh album. Gallagher saw the Stone Roses at the International 2 in Manchester when he was 16 years old, and the pair met four years later while both Oasis and the Roses were recording in Monmouth in Wales on what would become ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘The Second Coming’.
Gallagher and Squire remained friends, subsequently writing ‘Love Me and Leave Me’ for the latter’s band The Seahorses, who also toured with Oasis. Squire then sent over three songs that Gallagher dubbed “all mega” before they began writing in earnest and working remotely, citing Jimi Hendrix, Sex Pistols, The Faces, Bob Marley, and The Bee Gees as influences. Gallagher then joined Squire’s studio in Macclesfield before heading to Los Angeles for three weeks of work with producer Greg Kurstin [Adele, Foo Fighters, Sia]. Kurstin also played bass on the album, and Beck, R.E.M., and Atoms For Peace drummer Joey Waronker performed drums.
Gallagher mentioned Stone Roses in his Firsts interview with NME, which you can see above. “Our kid [Noel] was into The Smiths, but they were a little too early for me and a little too student-y, kind of – but the Roses were a bit more laddy,” Gallagher said of the first artists he fell in love with. It wasn’t as lazy as us, but it felt more proper.” “The first record I ever bought was The Stone Roses’ debut album,” he concluded. I know it sounds cool, and people won’t believe me, but it is – I’m just cool.” Gallagher went on to say that the first band t-shirt and CD he ever acquired were by Stone Roses because he was “obsessed with them” after his first show with them. “It blew my mind,” he remarked of the 1988 performance at Manchester International 2, “and that was when I wanted to join a band.” Gallagher teased the joint album by naming Squire “without a doubt the best guitarist of his generation and in the world in my opinion,” before Squire returned the favor by calling him “one of the all time great rock and roll voices.” He’s in the same league as Dylan, Lennon, Jagger, and Rotten.
” Squire has been a well-known visual artist in addition to his work with the Stone Roses, who split up again following their final show in Glasgow in 2017. The Stone Roses regrouped in 2011 after their first breakup in 1996. They released two singles in 2016, ‘All For One’ and ‘Beautiful Thing’. Gallagher, who released his critically praised third solo album ‘C’Mon You Know’ in 2022, will embark on a tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Oasis’ landmark debut ‘Definitely Maybe’ in 2024. In other events, Bonehead, Gallagher’s former Oasis bandmate, recently hinted that he’s heard the entire impending collaboration record. The former Oasis guitarist discussed the upcoming record with Radio X co-host Toby Tarrant during Bonehead’s Christmas Day show. “I’m not involved in any way whatsoever, but I’ve heard it,” he was quoted as saying. Bonehead went on to declare that it wasn’t “for [him] to say” anything further about the album. “I shall leave it to the man himself,” he added, adding, “It’s very good.