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For anyone who was paying attention in 2016, it probably would've seemed like the following year simply could not get any worse.
While it's true that David Bowie can't die again and we've managed not to shoot any beloved gorillas, although there is still time, 2017 definitely hasn't been one of the best years on record.
However, amid all the death, anguish and political shit-slinging, there is one thing this year brought us that we can most definitely get fully on board with.
We're talking, of course, about the resurgence of the one and only Liam Gallagher, whose new video, directed by Shane Meadows, LADbible is very proud to exclusively premiere.
The former Oasis frontman turned solo performer is riding high on a wave of success at the moment, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
Following the release of his critically-acclaimed album, 'As You Were', the Manchester LAD is gearing up for a sell-out tour, including a highly-anticipated homecoming show.
The star's latest release is the video for his single 'Come Back To Me', directed by legendary British filmmaker Meadows.
Meadows is famous for his work on the likes of This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes, as well as documenting the return of fellow Manchester legends The Stone Roses in his 2013 film Made of Stone.
Although music videos aren't a common gig for Meadows, the director revealed that the opportunity to work with Liam was just too good to pass up.
"I have only made two official pop promos since I started making films back in 1994," said Meadows.
"When the chance to make the video for 'Come Back To Me' came up, the timing was awful as I was right in the middle of editing my new series.
"But there's certain things in life you can't not do and this baby was one of them as I'm a massive fan of Liam's and this album is flipping ace."
The monochrome video was shot at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, an intimate venue in Glasgow, where Oasis were famously signed by Alan McGee back in 1993.
It opens with a rowdy crowd chanting "As You Were!" before Liam comes into shot and the venue erupts, as the iconic frontman and his band rattle through a performance of the explosive new track.
Footage is interspersed with shots of the youngest Gallagher brother being mobbed by adoring fans outside the gig.
"It was an honour to work with Shane for this video," said Liam. "He's one of the best British directors around."
Of the choice of venue, Liam added: "It was great to return to the scene of the crime, King Tut's, where it all began and the fans never disappoint."
Meadows continued: "I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my working life. His fans are incredible, the band and his team are a joy to work with and Liam was an absolute gent from beginning to end.
"I feel very honoured to have been asked and I'm very proud of what we made."
Liam is currently embarking on his North American solo tour, before he comes back to the UK to play a series of sold-out shows.
If you weren't lucky enough to bag tickets, you can try again on Friday at 9am, when there are another 50,000 tickets for the Manchester show in August due to go on sale.
As you were.
3rd - Leeds, First Direct Arena (SOLD OUT)
4th - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (SOLD OUT)
6th - Plymouth, Pavilions (SOLD OUT)
7th - London, Alexandra Palace (SOLD OUT)
10th - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)
12th - Birmingham, Arena (SOLD OUT)
13th - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (SOLD OUT)
15th - Brighton, Centre (SOLD OUT)
16th - Manchester, Arena (SOLD OUT)
15th - Dublin, Malahide Castle (ADDED DATE)
16th - Belfast, Belsonic (ADDED DATE)
29th - London, Finsbury Park (SOLD OUT)
18th - Manchester, Lancashire County Cricket Club (ADDED DATE)
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