You can’t keep a good voice down.
Tuesday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher sang his new single “Come Back to Me.” This is the fifth single from Gallagher’s debut solo record called As You Were, which Rolling Stone magazine recently ranked as the 37th best album of 2017. It has also been a big seller, especially in Gallagher’s native UK. It not only debuted there at number one, it also outsold all the other albums in the top 10 combined.
With his trademark nasal voice, Gallagher belted out the track accompanied by lots of guitar distortion as well as a piano. He did this while barely moving during the song, with his hands in the pockets of his parka jacket. The one exception was at the climatic end of the song, when he got a little excited. He even applauded himself as he smiled.
Gallagher recently explained to Rolling Stone why he is so inanimate when he performs. He said that he’s thinking ahead to when he gets old, because there is no way at 80 he’s going to be dancing around stage like Mick Jagger. This way all he’ll have to do is stand while he sings.
Jimmy Fallon came to the stage after Gallagher’s performance, to greet the singer and promote both his album and current tour.
Liam Gallagher shot to fame in the 1990s with his brother Noel, in the indie rock band Oasis. The group sold tens of millions of records worldwide, with hits such as Definitely Maybe and (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? Though Liam’s much documented mercurial relationship with his brother eventually led to the band’s demise.