Noel Gallagher says debut single isn't about Liam

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The Death of You and Me artwork

The Death of You and Me artwork

Noel Gallagher has revealed his debut solo single 'The Death of You and Me' is not about his brother Liam but is in fact a ''romantic'' song.

Noel Gallagher insists his debut solo single 'The Death of You and Me' isn't about his brother Liam.

Despite the loaded title of the track, the musician is adamant the lyrics do not document his fractured relationship with his sibling or the demise of their band Oasis.

Noel - who quit the group in August 2009 following a huge dressing room bust up with Liam before a Paris festival appearance - has revealed it is actually a "romantic" song about people running off together to build themselves a better life.

Responding to question put to him by BANG Showbiz, the guitarist said: "You know the saying, 'If I don't leave this place, it'll be the death of you and me', it's a bit more romantic than that. The wife said that (is it about Liam) when I played it to her, she was like, 'The Death of You and Me?' I said it was about us, you see. She said, 'What the f**k are you going on about?' I had to explain to her that it's a romantic song about people escaping their surroundings together and running off to have a good time and live happily ever. But no, it's not about Liam."

Noel - who is married to Sara MacDonald - joked the song would have had a slightly different title if it focused on his problems with Liam - who has formed new band Beady Eye with the other ex-members of Oasis.

He added: "You can say it's about me and Liam, if you want. I'm not going to f***ing stop you. But it would have been called 'The Death of Me and The Singer of Beady Eye', if it was, wouldn't it?"

'The Death of You and Me' is being released on August 21 with exclusive B-side 'The Good Rebel' as a digital download, and as a CD single and 7inch vinyl record the following day.

It is Noel's first release in three years and his first post-Oasis record. His debut solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' will be released on October 17.

Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher and the rest of the Oasis line-up who are not Noel strut their stuff.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who, unlike brother Liam in Beady Eye, is prepared to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

Liam Gallagher

Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.

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