Album: Who Built The Moon? (2017)


  • This psychedelic track was the final song recorded for Who Built The Moon? It was conceived on Noel Gallagher and producer David Holmes' last day in the studio. Gallagher explained:

    "It started from a conversation talking about the Kanye West track 'Power'. The singer Y-See, had never even heard the track and she started to do this vocal over it and it was like: f---ing hell! It all just fell in to place."

    Gallagher "realized it was too f---ing good," so he kept the tune.
  • Barely a note is sung, instead it finds Gallagher toying with euphoric incantations. It's clear he was inspired by West's "Power" sounding "Hey" chants.
  • Noel's brother, Liam Gallagher was not impressed. He took to Twitter to write: "This 1 sounds like Christina Aguilera riveting lyrics as you were LG."
  • Fort Knox is the site of the United States Bullion Depositor. It has housed a large portion of the US's official gold reserves since the mid-1930s, when President F.D Roosevelt officially asked for a new building to be constructed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to hold the country's federal gold. Fort Knox doesn't appear in the lyrics and it isn't clear how the American army post is connected to this song.
  • This is the opening track of Who Built The Moon? and halfway through there's the sound of an alarm clock. Noel Gallagher told Radio X's John Kennedy: "I'm not sure why but it felt right, it felt like a wake-up call to people who have been listening to my music for the past 25 years."


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