Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and ex-Stone Roses guitarist John Squire have teamed up for a new single, Just Another Rainbow.

The song will be available from 5 January and is available to pre-order here.

“To me the most obvious take on Just Another Rainbow is that it’s about disappointment, and the sentiment is that you never get what you really want,” says Squire. “But I don’t like to explain songs, I think that’s the privilege of the listener, it’s whatever you want it to be. To me, it’s also one of the most uplifting tracks we’ve made together, which is weird.” 

Liam adds: “I think John’s a top songwriter. Everyone always bangs on about him as a guitarist, but he’s a top songwriter too, man, no two ways about it as far as I’m concerned. There’s not enough of his music out there, whether it’s with the Roses or himself. It’s good to see him back writing songs and fucking good ones. The melodies are mega and then the guitars are a given. But I think even when you take all the fucking guitars off, you can play the songs all on acoustic and they’ll all still blow your mind.” 

While this represents the duo’s first collaboration together, the first time they were in a room together was way back in 1989. The then 16-year-old Liam attended a Stone Roses gig at the International 2 in Manchester around the time their self-titled debut album was released, a show that he describes simply as “life-changing.”

It was another four years before they met when both bands were recording in Monmouth, Wales: Oasis had just started work on what would become Definitely Maybe while The Stone Roses were deep into sessions for Second Coming

The duo have promised more music through 2024, so watch this space.