"Holy Mountain" is a song by English rock band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Written by frontman Noel Gallagher, it was released on 9 October 2017 as the first single from the band's third studio album Who Built the Moon? (2017). The song features Paul Weller playing organ.
The song was premiered on its release day by British radio stations Radio X, BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio.
Gallagher described the song as being one of his favourite pieces of music he has ever written, saying that it sounds great live and his children love it and his friends children love it.
Interviewed by Radio X, Gallagher said: "Holy Mountain is about your nearest and dearest, yeah. How it came about was, one of the first sessions we did, the hook line, the tin whistle thing that is like one of the most catchiest things in the world, is a sample from a track by a brilliantly titled band from the 70s called The Ice Cream, and a track called 'Chewing Gum Kid', don't try and Google it, it's beyond obscure, you'll never find it... "
The official video for "Holy Mountain", directed by Julian House and using the original cameras from Top of the Pops in the 1970s, was released on the band's Vevo account on 11 October 2017.
The video sees the band in a room filled with coloured lights and also features animated scenes.
The NME described the song as "a jaunty and vibrant, horn-driven, arena-ready number – with elements of the Vaccines latter day work to its sound.File Hashes