Oasis album is Dig Out Your Soul

"More hypnotic, driving" songs arrive on seventh album

Oasis release their seventh studio album on 6 October. It's called Dig Out Your Soul, and is preceded a week earlier by a single, The Shock Of The Lightning.

The album was produced by Dave Sardy, who also helmed Oasis's last album Don't Believe The Truth (2005), and was recorded in London's Abbey Road studios and mixed in Los Angeles.

Noel Gallagher told the NME: "I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight.

"I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic, more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to - to feel."

Of The Shock Of The Lightning, Gallagher added: "If The Shock Of The Lightning sounds instant and compelling to you, it's because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. The Shock Of The Lightning basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there's a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best."

Like Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants and Don't Believe The Truth, we can't enlighten you as to what these titles actually mean, if they mean anything at all? But as Noel Gallagher has become a multi-millionaire by rhyming "car", "star" and "jaguar", MusicRadar is not about to give the award winning songwriter lyric and melody lessons.

Listen to a leaked demo recorded prior to Dig Out Your Soul. It "grooves". But this song isn't on the album.


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