Liam Gallagher has released the first ever solo remix of his career – listen to DJ Premier’s reworking of ‘Diamond in the Dark’ below.
The remix completes Gallagher’s Diamond in the Dark EP (out today, 12 August), which also features the title track, a live version recorded of the song recorded at Gallagher’s recent Knebworth Park shows, and the former Oasis singer’s take on John Lennon’s ‘Bless You’.
“To get an opportunity to make one over Liam’s incredible vocal sound and style guided me to making it bounce high like a rubber ball filled with too much air.”
The singer performed the tribute to Grant Taylor, who passed away in February at the age of 22, during his headline gig at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.
Taylor’s sister Katie had messaged Gallagher on social media earlier in the year to see if he would perform ‘Live Forever’ in honour of her brother’s memory.
She wrote: “Liam Gallagher please dedicate #liveforever to my brother, Grant, in Manchester (1st June). This was his chosen funeral song & played as we carried his coffin in March. I will be using his ticket as he really was your biggest fan.”
Katie would then attend the concert using a ticket her brother had originally bought for himself.
In a four-star review of Gallagher’s third solo album C’mon You Know, which features ‘Diamond in the Dark’, Rolling Stone UK wrote: “The musical textures on C’mon You Know — provided by long-term collaborators Greg Kurstin and Andrew Watt — are perfectly tailored for Gallagher’s impressive but largely inflexible voice.
“Before he’d only thrive when sing-speaking in a rage, but the chorus of the slinky ‘Diamond in the Dark’ houses a melodic vocal perfectly, while single ‘Everything’s Electric’ is quintessential Liam, with his voice powerfully bursting out of its chorus.”