Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, made a surprise appearance at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert.
The show included Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and many others to raise money for victims of the terror attack that killed 22 people after Grande’s concert, May 22nd.
The terror continued yesterday with another killing on London Bridge and Borough Market.
Among the seven killed was a thirty year old Canadian woman. 😦 Rest in peace, Christine Archibald.
During these difficult times, music is the common language that unites the world. I am comforted by the strength of Mancunians, and I’m so grateful for the power of music.
I’m finishing September and the Britpop series with one of the biggest hits for the band, Oasis.
“Don’t Look Back in Anger” received its title inspiration from David Bowie’s song “Look Back In Anger.” You might also notice the piano intro resembles that of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and “Watching the Wheels.” Both Bowie and the Beatles were heavy influencers for Oasis.
Hope you enjoy the song, and like it says, don’t look back in anger. 😉
Have a terrific week,
I heard some new music while at a coffee shop last week with a couple of girlfriends. As we sat in the cozy room on espresso-colored leather chairs, warmed by an electric fireplace, I couldn’t help listening to the melodic lyrics of a male voice through the sound system.
Per my last Musical Mondays’ post, I don’t write with music playing because I get distracted by it—love listening to the lyrics, love singing along, love creating fantasies from songs, so even though I was conversing with friends, I was also desperately wondering who the singer was, who he sounded like, whether I detected a slight accent.
When we got up to leave, I asked the cashier for the name of the band, and she told me they were called I AM KLOOT. I’d never heard of them. They’re a trio from Manchester, England, and the singer’s voice reminded me of a cross between Damien Rice and Liam Gallagher of OASIS; however, less sullen than Rice and with more texture than Gallagher.
At a time when Christmas music overtakes the airwaves, I AM KLOOT is an unexpected and welcome discovery.
Have a listen to “Proof” featuring the poignant expressions of English actor Christopher Eccleston. I found the song seductively haunting, and I defy you not to smile at the end.