Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released the official music video for We’re On Our Way Now. The first of two new singles to feature on the forthcoming release of Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021). Released on 11th June via Sour Mash Records, Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) is a definitive 18 track Best Of package, and a timely reminder of the breadth and depth of classic songs from the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Directed by Dan Cadan & Jonathan Mowatt for Rankin and inspired by French New Wave cinema, the music video for We’re On Our Way Now stars actors Matt Smith and Gala Gordon, alongside a cameo appearance from Noel Gallagher. Watch here.
Speaking about the single’s influence, Noel said: “It’s a song about not getting to say goodbye and the frustration of things left unsaid.”
Speaking about the music video, director Dan Cadan said: “It was Scully’s genius idea to pay homage to French New Wave cinema. He cut together a brilliant video using footage from the Jean-Luc Godard game-changer, ‘A Bout De Souffle’ (Breathless), to show how it would work. Everyone was convinced and so we set about writing a treatment that would pay homage to the movement, paying particular attention to that film and another Godard classic, ‘Band A Part’. Renowned for rejecting convention and tradition, French New Wave has a timeless aesthetic that boldly favours experimentation and an iconoclastic spirit. NG embodies all of the above, so it’s the perfect fit.”
Actor Matt Smith said: “Doing a music video with the greatest songwriter me and my mates have ever seen, bar none – it’s a decent day at the office. I thank you NG.”