Speaking to Rolling Stone, Gallagher, who spent time with The Black Keys, shared: “We did a week in the studio in London and wrote three songs and I’ve gotta tell you, they’re fucking amazing.”
The Black Keys, made up of duo Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney who are working on their 12th studio album, previously praised the former Oasis member.
Speaking to NME, Carney referred to him as the “incredible” Noel Gallagher, adding: “He’s hilarious and super talented, We were referring to him as ‘The Chord Lord’ because he’s just a perfectionist with it.”
Carney also mentioned Noel’s brother, Liam Gallagher. “Dan and I are big fans of him and Liam,” he continued. “Actually, the Liam song ‘Everything’s Electric’ is why we decided to work with [Greg] Kurstin [who produced the track].”
Despite working with Auerbach and Carney, Noel also spoke out about his dislike of artists who use co-writers.
“I never loved the Beach Boys,” he shared. “I was watching a documentary once and I was like, hang on a minute. Who the fuck’s this Van Dyke Parks? Oh, he’s the lyricist? It’s like, what? Brian Wilson didn’t even write the lyrics? Well, what the fuck? Why is he revered as a great songwriter?”
He added: “And, um, Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran and all the rest of them, I’m sorry. Once you employ outside people … they’re solo artists. How can he be a solo artist if there’s someone else co-writing the fucking songs for you? If you are writing songs with a guy, be in a band with that fucking guy!”
Article by Anagricel Duran (NME.com)