Noel Gallagher has said that writing music for himself instead of his brother is a "piece of piss". Gallagher was in Dublin last week for a co-headliner show with Kasabian in Marlay Park and spoke of the differences between writing music and lyrics for himself instead of Oasis. Speaking to entertainment.ie music editor John Balfe, Gallagher said: "The hardest thing in the world is writing lyrics for somebody and then you reading them and going 'that doesn't suit him'. You would get a song and give it to Liam and then, all of a sudden, you'd have to change the key because his voice is different to mine. When I'm writing a song and I'm just at home freeform playing, songs just form and I know they're virtually finished by the time I've ended them. It's a piece of piss."
Gallagher also revealed that he's canned an already recorded second High Flying Birds album which was recorded at the same time as his solo debut. Gallagher announced on 6th July 2011 that he had recorded two albums worth of material, with the first coming out after the summer and the second to follow some time in 2012. However, plans have since changed.
"I've scrapped it now. I had recorded it. These guys were mixing it, I'd yet to take delivery of it the night before the press conference [where Noel revealed plans for his solo project] and I thought, 'well fuck it, I'll just announce it. How shit can it be?'"
But things didn't go according to plan, it would seem. "I got it and I didn't like it", Noel continued. "They tried to remix it while I was on the road and that weren't working. During my time off I got back to England and got in the studio and I didn't like it. With this album [High Flying Birds] still being in the top ten in England I couldn't have brought it out now anyway because it would have killed this one stone dead."
Noel suggested it may be some time before we hear a follow-up solo album. "By the time I get off this tour I'm not going to be in the mood for going back in the studio. I don't know what's going to happen with [the abandoned album], it's still there but it's not finished - and even if it was finished it's nowhere near as good as this".