A lost Oasis song is to be released after an old CD was found in Noel Gallagher’s home, the musician has said.
Called Don’t Stop, the song was never recorded in a studio and only exists as a demo the songwriter said he thought was “lost forever”.
He said it was recorded at a sound check in Hong Kong “about 15 years ago”, but that there is no date on the CD.
In a message posted on Twitter, he said it would be released at midnight tonight.
“Like the rest of the world I’ve had infinite time to kill lately so I thought I’d finally look and find out what was actually on the hundreds of faceless unmarked CDs I’ve got lying around at home,” he wrote.
“As fate would have it, I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever.
“I know some of you love this tune so we thought we’d put it ‘out there’ for you to enjoy/argue over.
“Hope everyone is staying safe and trying to ride out the lockdown with a minimum of fuss. You’re welcome by the way.”
Speculation around an Oasis reunion has persisted since the group split in 2009, but continuing acrimony between Gallagher and his brother, frontman Liam, has apparently thwarted fans’ hopes so far.
Liam has suggested performing a concert to raise money for coronavirus relief, while Noel recently admitted he had considered doing a show together.
“I’ve often thought, ‘Let’s just do a gig.’ But I realised I would only be doing it to shut this f***ing idiot up,” he told British Vogue last month.