Festive, tranquil and warm – Liam Gallagher is back with his new song ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’
‘All You’re Dreaming Of’, the new single by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, perfectly encapsulates the chart-topping concoction of Sex Pistols attitude and Beatles melodic characteristics that have awarded him the title of music’s greatest frontman on countless occasions. It’s simple in its composition, but rewards the audience with the signature sound that they’ve come to expect; business as usual you might say for an artist with a now fully established solo back catalogue and a headline Reading festival spot on the horizon. The choice of semi-Christmas-like strings, new ground for the usually distorted guitar-based Mancunian, echo the big band compositions, e.g Etta James & Bing Crosby, of days gone by and the heavily influenced John Lennon’esque piano brings forth Gallagher’s juxtaposing but effective desire as an artist to always be moving forward with a foot firmly in the past.
‘All You’re Dreaming Of’ embodies the signature uncluttered approach to songwriting. The verse/chorus/verse/chorus/repeat structure so rife in the early works of The Kinks and the aforementioned Liverpool Fab-Four ticks all the boxes for a definite crowd-pleaser. The swaying orchestral backdrop and trademark and warming snarl of Gallagher’s vocals are a fitting comfort for the, at present, festive time of year and offers us a firm reminder as to why he is one of the most engaging artists of the century.