Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
New Single ’Flying On The Ground’
Taken from the Critically Acclaimed, UK No. 1 Album ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ Out Now on Sour Mash Records – a Best Of Celebrating Ten Years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Available Now Here
‘Flying On The Ground’ Accompanied by Video featuring Matt Smith and Gala Gordon and a Cameo From Noel
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have today announced ‘Flying On The Ground’ as the second single to be taken from the UK No.1 album ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’.
Marrying irresistible melodies with Motown-esque backing vocals, strings and brass, ‘Flying On The Ground’ is yet another classic slice of songwriting to add to Noel Gallagher’s burgeoning songbook. The song, produced by Noel Gallagher & Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, was recently described by CLASH magazine as, “Uncomplicated, upbeat, infectious, an instant where soul and rich backing vocals come together”, “Breezy Style Council-esque” by MOJO and “As good as anything he’s ever written” by British GQ.
‘Flying On The Ground’ is accompanied by a video starring actors Matt Smith and Gala Gordon. Taking inspiration from French New Wave cinema, it also features a cameo appearance from Noel himself. Directed by Dan Cadan & Jonathan Mowatt for Rankin, the video forms a companion piece to the previously released video for ‘We’re On Our Way Now’. Watch here.
Out now via Sour Mash Records, ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ is a definitive 18-track Best Of package, and a timely reminder of the breadth and depth of songs from the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Curated and compiled entirely by Noel, the tracklisting encompasses songs from High Flying Birds’ three albums (‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and ‘Who Built The Moon?’) and the three acclaimed EPs (‘Black Star Dancing’, ‘This Is The Place’ and ‘Blue Moon Rising’).
‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ continues a consecutive run of four UK No.1 albums for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, cumulatively selling over 2.4 million albums internationally in the process. The album also marks a staggering twelve UK No.1 albums across Noel’s career.
Praise for ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’
“The sonic transformation presented across the release is enticing… showing the versatility of his constantly evolving journey as a special songwriter.” 8/10 CLASH
“One of the most gifted songwriters of his generation” **** ½ The Sun, Something For The Weekend
“Noel Gallagher is a supreme, generation-defining songwriter with a rare universal touch” 8/10 Guitar.com
“One of our greatest modern-day songwriters. A Best Of worthy of an act that’s been around twice as long” 8/10 Classic Rock
“Packed with some of the strongest songs Noel Gallagher has written” Daily Mirror
“Melodic prowess” **** Record Collector
“A retrospective feast” **** Mojo
“Anthems” **** Sunday Mirror
**** Sunday Express
**** Classic Pop
**** Daily Star
‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ is out now on the following formats:
Standard 2 CD
Deluxe 3 CD
Double heavyweight LP Formats
Limited edition Deluxe Box Set including set of deluxe vinyl, etched 7” plus 12” coffee table photo book with deluxe CD set
Online store exclusive – Double LP picture disc and cassette