Liam Gallagher has today released his second solo album, ‘Why Me?, Why Not’. The solo project has already spawned a number of singles including ‘Shockwave’, ‘Once’, ‘The River’, and ‘One Of Us’. Following the success of his Platinum certified solo debut back in 2017 ‘As You Were’, the Mancunian returned to the studio alongside Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, collaborators who bought his first album to life, on his second musical outing.
In a review with The Independent, which awarded the album four out of five stars, the article said of the album, “And, deliberately or not, Why Me? Why Not. proves once and for all that, when Liam is as good as he is here, there’s little reason for an Oasis reunion beyond pleasant if vaguely pointless nostalgia.”
Of the songs, The Guardian wrote in their review, “The songs, it’s worth noting, are uniformly well-written, at least within their self-imposed parameters: they’re certainly melodically stronger than his brother’s recent experiments.”
In summary, The Guardian closed their review saying, “It does what it sets out to do: provide Gallagher with material hooky enough that the arena crowds don’t storm the bars and lavatories when he stops playing Oasis songs. As Liam Gallagher knows, for his audience at least, that’s enough.”
Recently, during an interview with Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Liam addressed the death of The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint. “It’s terrible that he got to that stage where he just had to do something like that, and all the other people that do that” Liam said. “I don’t know… and I’m sitting here, I don’t know I couldn’t, I couldn’t do that man. I couldn’t believe it man. There’s days like… I know Liam a lot more than Keith and that and speak to him every now and again and it must be terrible man.”
Liam performed ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ live at MTV Unplugged in Hull, on August 3. The full show can be seen on September 27. The song serves as a poignant tribute to his daughter Molly, whom of which he had only just met at the age of 21. He performed a 15 song set in the city, covering a portfolio of work from his two solo albums, as well as covering the Bob Marley classic ‘Natural Mystic’. Liam spoke to MTV before the show and of the choice of song said. “I like it, it’s one of my favourite songs of his, and I think I sing it pretty well…or half decent!”