“I’ve seen him, we didn’t talk about coronavirus, we’re not neurotic, I never mentioned it and he never mentioned apart from to say it’s s***.
“I know he’s recorded another album since lockdown started, he had one that came out in lockdown and about two weeks later he’d finished another one. He’s a got a great studio.”
The upcoming album will be the former Jam star’s 16th solo LP.
When it comes to the future, The Modfather doesn’t have a clear plan, as he just wants to continue doing things that make him happy.
Speaking last summer, he said: “I love just making music, making records. I don’t wish for anything else to be honest with you.”
Meanwhile, Noel has also kept busy during the pandemic, with plenty of writing and even some collaborations.
He previously revealed his new High Flying Birds material is as “if The Police and The Cure were in a band together”.
And teased that he’s penned one tune in particular which “sounds just like” the ‘Friday I’m In Love’ group.
He said: “I’ve written a tune that sounds very much like The Cure, and I didn’t even have to dial back the copyright, it just sounds like The Cure. It’s called ‘Pretty Boy’.”
The ‘Wonderwall’ songwriter also teamed up with dance duo CamelPhat on the tech-house track, ‘Not Over Yet’ also has a Dizzee Rascal collaboration on the way, whilst he also sings on Imelda May’s new single ‘Just One Kiss’, that also features Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.