Noel Gallagher & Johnny Marr Team Up on New Song


On March 2, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will bring us their second album, Chasing Yesterday, a project that’ll feature a special collaboration with former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr.

The track, “Ballad of the Mighty I,” is described by Gallagher as “one of the best songs I’ve ever written,” and felt that it was a “perfect” song to get Marr to play on.

“I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened,” said Gallagher in an interview with The Guardian. “So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix. He said: ‘No, I don’t want to hear it. I’m just going to react to it on the day.’ He didn’t even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him. He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he’s unbelievable. He’s way up there, on another level to the rest of us.”

Late last year, Gallagher was invited on stage at a Marr concert to help perform “How Soon is Now?” and Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life.”

Here’s the video for “Ballad of the Mighty I”:

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