In an interiew with Vulture, Damon Albarn talked about how the song 'We Got the Power' first came to him and what it was like to collaborate with Noel Gallagher.
"It started on March 23 of last year when I was given a Casio MT-40 by my studio engineer, Stephen Sedgwick, and my PA, Charlie. They always give me a new keyboard on my birthday.
I’ve got hundreds of keyboards in my studio, but I was particularly excited about this one, because it has the same sound as those very classic ’80s reggae tunes, the “sleng teng” riddim;
it’s got that bass line programmed in. I happened to be in the studio, so I thought, I’ll make a tune. Shit. This is really exciting. It’s my birthday. So I made a demo and came up with the line,
“We’ve got the power to be kicking the class thing down the next morning,” which felt a bit too wordy. So it metamorphosed into the more straightforward, “We got the power to be loving each other.”
Then Albarn was asked if he then immediately thought to call Noel Gallagher and ask him to sing on it to which he replied: "In a sort of lighthearted way, I’d promised Noel he could be on this record. He was always like, “I want to be on the next Gorillaz record,” and I was like, “Sure.” I thought it might be cute, the idea of us singing about the power to love each other. Of course, no one’s asked Liam what he thinks about the song yet. No doubt he’d have a fantastic one-liner about what a bunch of fucking knobheads we are.
In other news, Noel Gallagher reveals release date of studio album.
Source: vulture via Oasis world