Paul Weller Speaks About Collaboration With Oasis

Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer help out on The Modfather’s new single

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Paul Weller has commented further about working with OasisNoel Gallagher and former Blur musician Graham Coxon on his new solo album 22 Dreams and has also revealed details of the possible first single.

Gallagher appears on “Echoes Round The Sun” alongside fellow Oasis member Gem Archer, and the album track is expected to be the first single released on May 26, a double A-side with “Have You Made Your Mind Up”.

Weller who previously helped out on Oasis’ Champagne Supernova told BBC news this week that a new collaboration was a long time coming. He said: “Well me and Noel have been talking about trying to write something for years now. He had the idea for the backing track and I just put the tune and the words on top.”

Weller also adds that Oasis fans could be disappointed that the Gallagher doesn’t sing on the track, saying: “He’s not singing on it, he’s playing a lot of keyboards and some bass which is not necessarily the first thing you’d think of.”

Graham Coxon features on 22 Dreams album track ‘Black River’ and Weller says they “worked on that early last year” adding that “Graham plays drums, backing vocals and guitars.”

Weller also commented on the collaborations in general saying: “I think among most musicians you just get on with it and enjoy it, and it’s fun and just a joy to do.”

For more details on the new studio album and for the full 22 Dreams tracklisting, click here.

For more details on the new studio album and for the full 22 Dreams tracklisting, click here.

Meanwhile, Paul Weller is back on stage. You can see him at the following venues next month:

Victoria Theatre, Halifax (May 5)
Victoria Hall, Stoke (6)
Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (8)

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