During an interview with Radio X, Noel Gallagher discussed the impact of “Don’t Look Back In Anger”, saying it has become something like a “hymn”.
When asked about the importance of his 1995 track, he answered: “Honestly as the years have gone by, that song is more important than I’ll ever be.”
“There’s footage on the internet now of people singing it in Manchester with candles and all that,” he said, referring to the public performances of “Don’t Look Back In Anger” after the terror attack occurred on May 22.
“It’s incredible to think that a few generations have attached some kind of importance to that song.”
“That song now has become a hymn to something or other.”
Talking about performing “Don’t Look Back In Anger” live, Noel said: “You sometimes think ‘I probably only need to introduce it and play the first chord. I could probably walk of then and nobody would notice’. You know because there’s just people with their eyes shut, crying and -yeah. It’s an amazing thing. It’s something I never take for granted either.”
When asked if playing this song ever made him feel humbled, he answered: “It makes me feel – is it proud the word I’m looking for? I don’t ever sit there and think I wrote that. I think it came from somewhere else. If I hadn’t written it, Bono would have wrote it.”
He added: “If they fall out of the sky and land on your lap, then lucky you.”
Source: Radio X