Billy Corgan On New Smashing Pumpkins: “We’ve Gone Back To Just Being Ourselves”
To coincide with the release of two new singles – Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict and Wrath – The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan has revealed how the band have “gone back to just being ourselves” on upcoming album Cyr.
Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, the frontman explains, “I think this is the music that’s coming out now is the things that have taken root. We’ve gone back to just being ourselves.
“We’re good pop assassins, and I think as long as we’re sort of in that space, we’re good. Anybody can ascribe anything they want to it as far as stylistically, but it bears repeating that what most of the general public knows of the band is really only one small slice of the band’s music. The band’s sort of width was a lot wider. So this falls quite comfortably in the music that we’ve made through the years.
“I’m ecstatic that the reaction has been 99.9 per cent positive, which obviously never happens. So something must be wrong. I’m probably dead and we’re doing this interview from heaven…”
Listen to Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict and Wrath (along with previously released songs Cyr and The Colour Of Love) in the playlist below:
The full tracklist for Cyr is as follows:
1. The Colour Of Love
2. Confessions of a Dopamine Addict
4. Dulcet in E
7. Anno Satana
8. Birch Grove
11. Purple Blood
12. Save Your Tears
14. Black Forest, Black Hills
17. The Hidden Sun
19. Tyger, Tyger
The album is due out on November 27 – pre-order/pre-save it at smashingpumpkins.com.
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