Noel Gallagher has explained how the title of his new album ‘Council Skies’ was inspired by Sheffield artist Pete McKee.
‘Council Skies’ is also the title of a book from McKee, which an Instagram post reveals was the inspiration behind the new album.
McKee’s official page wrote: “Early last year Pete received a phone call from Noel. After seeing Pete’s book ‘Council Skies’ on his shelf, he asked if he could use its title for his upcoming album. Of course, Pete said yes.”
It added: “Council Sky is a name Pete gave to one of his paints, which he has always done since he started painting almost 20 years ago.”
Speaking to the BBC, McKee said he was “proud as Punch” for the title to be used, saying of the phone call from Gallagher: “He told me that he had written this song that he thought was the best song he had ever written and he was going to call it ‘Council Skies’ and he wanted to call the album ‘Council Skies too’.