Noel Gallagher got stoned and wrote a song inspired by a classic nautical novel – Up News Info
Noel Gallagher got high and wrote a song on ‘Moby-Dick’.
The former Oasis rocker has revealed how the new song ‘There She Blows’ – which he wrote under the influence of Los Angeles – was inspired by Herman Melville’s classic 1851 novel about the quest for revenge of Captain Ahab on a giant sperm whale that bit his leg on a previous voyage.
He is quoted by The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column as saying: “There was a book in the hotel and it was ‘Moby-Dick’.
“So I went to MedMen, the store that sells weed, and bought a load of f****** weed and wrote crazy f****** nautical nonsense. for this song.”
The 54-year-old star has revealed the track will feature on his upcoming album, but even he and his bandmates are struggling to figure out what the song is actually about.
He added: “It’s over on my album, it’s f****** awesome.
“I listened to the lyrics and even my band asked me, ‘What the hell is that?’ I’m like, ‘F*** knows’.
“It’s a great track, it sounds like the Beatles. It’s kind of nautical bulls***.”
Meanwhile, the ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ hitmaker has promised the record – the sequel to High Flying Birds’ 2017 album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ – will feature many strings reminiscent of some classic Oasis tracks like “Wonderwall”.
He said: “There’s a track on the album called ‘Dead To The World’ which is one of the best songs I’ve ever written.
“It gives people goosebumps. It’s quite orchestral and a bit like ‘Midnight Cowboy.’ “
Noel admitted there was a “vibe” throughout the collection, and it was a “conscious decision” to go in that direction.
He explained, “The whole album has a vibe. There are 10 songs and six of them have strings.
“It was a conscious decision after ‘Who Built The Moon?’, which was pretty electronic and psychedelic and beats and all that kind of stuff.
“When I was writing these songs, I just heard strings and choirs.”