Mat Whitecross heard Liam Gallagher's demos on helicopter
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 November 2016
Liam Gallagher gave 'Supersonic' director Mat Whitecross a listen to his eagerly-anticipated debut solo album on a chopper and he says it's sounding "epic"
Liam Gallagher played demos from his solo album to 'Supersonic' director Mat Whitecross on a helicopter.
The 'Live Forever' hitmaker decided to share the music he is working on for his debut record as they arrived to the premiere of the Oasis film in Manchester and the filmmaker says it's sounding "epic".
Mat said: "Well, I've got to say one of those bucket list moments in my life was when we got a helicopter to go to the 'Supersonic' premiere, he just turns to me and goes 'Shall we listen to the new album then?', then he pulls out these speakers and blasted it out as we were approaching Manchester.
"It was epic. It just blew me away. I think everyone's in for a treat. It's fantastic."
Matt echoed Liam's comments that it is "stripped down" and said he thinks it sounds like 'Sunday Morning' rockers The Velvet Underground.
He said: "I probably shouldn't talk about too much because it's not my place to say, and it was demos that I Listened to, he hasn't finished it yet [but] it was very stripped down, very raw."
Mat also said that he thinks people should give Liam's record a chance even if they aren't keen on him because of his outspoken nature.
He told NME magazine: "I know it's not very fashionable to put people down in the public eye, but I think Liam's passionate about music now as he ever has been.
"If people gave the new album a proper fair and proper listen, they're in for a treat."
Liam Gallagher's debut solo album is a collection of acoustic tracks inspired by John Lennon.
The 44-year-old rocker recently gave fans a taste of what to expect from his eagerly-anticipated record and one thing he was keen to get across was that it's nothing like Oasis and has a "vibe" of the late Beatles legend John Lennon.
He said: "It's a pretty Working Class Hero kinda thing - Lennony vibe, you know what I mean. It's like acoustic.
"Then there's a couple of rock and roll tunes on there, but it's not Oasis man. It's not f*****g stadium rock, you know what I mean?"