Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released The Reflex Revision of their latest single Council Skies.
Serving as the title song from the former Oasis frontman’s upcoming solo album of the same name, the powerful track is the fourth to be lifted from the LP and has been reworked by by French DJ Nicolas Laugier.
It follows on from the reworking of Pretty Boy by The Cure’s Robert Smith, the latest in a long line of remixes that speak to Noel’s roots in electronic music and the Hacienda scene.
The Reflex, a long-time collaborator with Noel, has also previously remixed singles for music legends such as Nile Rodgers, Bono and Paul Weller.
Listen to Council Skies (The Reflex Revision) below.
Speaking about his new album, Noel says: “It’s going back to the beginning. Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be… that’s as true to me now as it was in the early nineties. When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that.
“’Top of the Pops’ on TV transformed your Thursday night into this fantasy world, and that’s what I think music should be. I want my music to be elevating and transforming in some way.”
Crafted at Noel’s own Lone Star Sound Recording Studios in London with strings recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, the album is produced by the musician with long-time collaborator Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey.
In support of the LP, the group will return to the stage for a run of 2023 headline dates across the UK, with an opening night on August 30 at Hull’s Bonus Arena, before taking in cities including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow.
The trek finishes at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on December 21.
‘Council Skies’ is out June 2 via Sour Mash and available to pre-order now.