Announced last month, Gallagher said the pair had recorded the “best record since Revolver”. Now, ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is the first taste of what to expect from the collab between the Oasis icon and the Stone Roses legend.
The track opens with a guitar line that is instantly recognisable as that of Squire, before transforming into a psych-edged extravaganza. “I might have known this would be just another rainbow“, sings Gallagher.
“To me the most obvious take on ‘Just Another Rainbow’ is that it’s about disappointment, and the sentiment is that you never get what you really want,” said Squire in a statement. “But I don’t like to explain songs, I think that’s the privilege of the listener, it’s whatever you want it to be. To me, it’s also one of the most uplifting tracks we’ve made together, which is weird.”
Describing their collaboration, Gallagher said Squire was “a top songwriter”.
“Everyone always bangs on about him as a guitarist, but he’s a top songwriter too, man, no two ways about it as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “There’s not enough of his music out there, whether it’s with the Roses or himself. It’s good to see him back writing songs and fucking good ones.
“The melodies are mega and then the guitars are a given. But I think even when you take all the fucking guitars off, you can play the songs all on acoustic and they’ll all still blow your mind.”
The pair have shared a long friendship for many years, but the project first came to fruition when Gallagher recorded a selection of demos at John Squire’s Macclesfield studio, before the pair went off to L.A. to record with Greg Kurstin (Foo Fighters, Adele), who plays bass on the record, and Beck drummer Joey Waronker. An album is expected this year.
The single is now available to buy on 7” vinyl HERE.