Since the demise of Oasis, the majority of people sided with the more genteel Team Noel, but on Wall Of Glass, the first taste of solo album As You Were, Liam is ready to put his questionable days in Beady Eye aside and once again return himself to the pedestal he has always thought we had him on.
Wall Of Glass embodies the brutish swagger of both Liam and the entire city of Manchester, it reminds us that here is a man who isn’t all macho posing and bucket hats. That’s not to say Wall Of Glass is soft, it is quintessentially rough around the edges and raw. But by flashing his more human side just a little, even those most sceptical of Liam Gallagher can find themselves hitting the replay button.
It’s almost as if the late 90s never ended these days, with teens swanning about in vintage Adidas whilst listening to the Stone Roses. Liam G has been able to tap into this deep rooted nostalgia and give those who were too young to know how iconic such a decade was, the chance to relive it through new music rather than grainy internet clips.
Not everyone should be given chances to redeem themselves, but given the newly found appreciation for Liam Gallagher on this track, it’s worth noting that it’s never too late to teach an old dog to go back to why we loved them in the first place.