Noel Gallagher Is Embarrassed To Be Called ‘The Finest Songwriter’ Of His Generation

You should always receive the praises that come your way with open arms! However, this can be the hardest thing to do when you’re new to the industry, and the Beatles producer George Martin applauds you for how you write hit songs. Former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher opened up to Cerys Matthews during her recent radio show about feeling embarrassed, especially after receiving endorsements for his songwriting skills from a legend like Martin.

Embarrassed a little bit,” said Gallagher when asked how he feels when he receives compliments about his work before implying that he has earned them. “Can I just say it’s nine number-one singles, and I’ve got one with the Chemical Brothers, too, so let’s just point that out.”

He continued, “I remember that day with George Martin, met him when he was in that way that he does; he was like, ‘Would you show us how you wrote ‘Wonderwall?’” I kind of got the guitar, and I was thinking, I mean, ‘I’m a Chancellor from a council estate, right, and I’m showing ‘the guy,’’ you know, and I was like, ‘I mean I’ve not got a clue what I’m doing everything is just by feel, and here, and that’s it.’”

“No, it’s not that I don’t believe in them,” explained Gallagher after being asked whether he received any lessons. “But I think if somebody teaches you, then you’re putting their teachings into practice. Well, if you get there yourself, it’s coming from an undefinable place and within, so it’s you.”

The musician has achieved success with his own efforts, without following the teachings or guidance of anyone else, but he still finds it hard to accept compliments. Gallagher, who has created multiple hits, on the one hand, acknowledges his talent while also questioning how he got there. If you are one of the few who question Gallagher’s talent, start by listening to ‘Wonderwall.’ Maybe that will do the trick.