Liam Gallagher Releases Modern-Day Protest Song 'The River': Listen

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Liam Gallagher performs at Falls Festival on Jan. 7, 2018 in Fremantle, Australia. 

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher released “The River” on Thursday (June 27), a new single from his upcoming album Why Me? Why Not., the follow-up to his 2017 solo debut As You Were.

“The River” is a protest song for the new age, with Gallagher urging younger generations to put down their phones and fight for what’s right. His signature nasally belt and the song’s subtle distortion liken it to Oasis’ glory days.

The first single from the new LP, “Shockwave,” was released at the beginning of this month. Why Me? Why Not. comes out Sept. 20 via Warner Records.

In his usual cheeky fashion, Gallagher said in a statement: “It’s a better record than As You Were. Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”

Following the album’s release, Gallagher will open for The Who on their Moving On! tour in October.

Listen to “The River” below.