Smashing Pumpkins Announce New Double-Album, Cyr
Smashing Pumpkins have announced details of their new double-album, Cyr.
Taking to social media for the big reveal, the band simply stated: “Announcing CYR, SP’s new double album featuring 20 songs, available on November 27th. Pre-save on Spotify/ pre-order on iTunes & Amazon now.”
So there you have it, Smashing Pumpkins’ eleventh full-length album (the follow-up to 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.) is coming at the end of November and will include a whopping 20 tracks – a far cry from the previous record’s eight songs.
Last month the band released two new tracks in the form of Cyr and The Colour Of Love, both of which will appear on the new album.
“Cyr is dystopic folly,” said frontman Billy Corgan of the new track, “one soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.”
Video director Linda Strawberry added: “This is a goth fever dream of pent up emotion – an artistic visual release attempting to create a momentary escape from the emotional black cloud hanging over all of us this year. A dark seduction filmed in quarantine at a social distance.”
At the start of 2020, Billy revealed that he’d been working on Cyr for over a year, and had 21 songs at the time… so at least one track just didn’t make the cut.
“This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, Machina, where me, James [Iha] and Jimmy [Chamberlin] worked on something for a very long time,” he said. “It’s got a greater conceptual base, and it’s probably a wider swath of music. The last one was kind of like, ‘Let’s just jump in, record some stuff real fast, and let it be what it is…’ so I’m excited about this, because we’re kind of back in the lane of taking a risk, and trying to bring something new to the table, as opposed to just aping what we’re known for.”
Cyr will be released on November 27 via Sumerian Records.
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