Speaking to NME in a rare long-form interview to promote his new solo single, “Wall of Glass,” — which premieres on Wednesday (May 31) on Radio 1 — and upcoming debut solo album, As You Were, Gallagher said he can sympathize with Styles’ conundrum coming out of a very famous group.
“I don’t mind it, man. There’s some interesting bits in it,” Gallagher told NME about Styles’ classic-rock inspired self-titled debut album. “I mean, I don’t know how it f–king goes, but fair play to him. I’m sure, like, it’s a bigger f–king cost. I’ve got the weight of Oasis still hanging over me and I’m sure I’ll always be that guy from Oasis, so I’m sure he’s carrying an equal weight. If he wants to get out of that pop world and into something with a bit more substance I think that’s a good thing.”
And it’s no faint praise coming from the Oasis frontman, who also added some typically provocative fuel to the ongoing sibling bonfire raging between himself and older brother/Oasis creative engine Noel Gallagher. “I am Oasis,” said Liam, who mostly sang music and lyrics written by Noel during the band’s tenure. “It doesn’t matter who wrote the f–king songs.”