Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release new video for Blue Moon Rising

According to Gallagher, it combines the influences of Metallica, the Jesters of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe and Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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Noel Gallagher has shared the music video for Blue Moon Rising, a song which appears on his upcoming EP of the same name.

Up for release on 6 March, Blue Moon Rising is the third and final of a trifecta of EPs released by the Gallagher’s band between 2019 and 2020. The video for the new song exemplifies Gallagher’s departure from his usual style of music. Directed by Dan Cadan and Jonathon Mowatt, the clip features a bunch of different influences.

“How it manages to combine the influences of Metallica, the Jesters Of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe as well as Bob Marley AND The Wailers is literally beyond me,” Gallagher said in a statement. “Oh, and it’s not about City by the way.”

Blue Moon Rising is the second track to be released from the upcoming EP, following Wandering Star. In a recent interview with Guitar.com, when discussing the negative chatter among old fans regarding Gallagher’s new music, he said: “I don’t really care. I’m not really making music for them, am I?”

In other Gallagher-related news, he’s hinted at an upcoming Gibson signature guitar. “Gibson is doing a signature model of that one,” referring to the sunburst model from his Oasis days. ““I sent it there to be photographed, the grain and the whole thing. It’s not even a J-200, you know. It’s a J-150 that I just took off the shelf in London, played it, and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll take it.’ I never thought anything of it. But I’ve written some great fucking songs on that guitar.”

There hasn’t been an official announcement regarding the Gibson signature guitar, so stay tuned for more on that.

Watch the video for Blue Moon Rising above.

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