Oasis is signing a new three-album deal with Sony BMG, the company currently distributing the band’s label, Big Brother Recordings. According to their manager, the new deal allows the band to “team up with the crème of both the independent and major sectors worldwide to build on Oasis’ already considerable international success.” That would be great news if we were talking about something other than the release of three more Oasis albums. How has a group that’s threatened to break up so many times have survived so damn long? Let’s take a look at songs from their previous three full-lengths–Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, Heathen Chemistry, and Don’t Believe The Truth–to see what we can expect in the future.
Maybe they’ll explore Eastern sounds and concepts (not unlike the Beatles), as they did with Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants‘ “Who Feels Love?”
Or they could try something rootsy and acoustic (not unlike the Beatles), as they did on “She Is Love,” from Heathen Chemistry.
Of course, they could go grand piano-driven ballads (not unlike the Beatles), along the lines of “Let There Be Love” on Don’t Believe The Truth.
Then again, they may want to consider flipping the script all together, and bringing in some outside forces to provide fresh musical and lyrical inspiration. How about making an album with Jeff Lynne and Desmond Child?