Billy Corgan revealed in an interview this week that Smashing Pumpkins have recorded a new double album. While discussing his recent Americana solo album, Cotillions, with Tennessean, Corgan said that the new Pumpkins record is much more of a “risk” than the band’s 2018 album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1.
Corgan said in the interview that Smashing Pumpkins recorded 21 new songs in Nashville, TN for a “pretty different” double album. He went on to say that the new record will be the band’s “first real album” since they reunited almost two years ago because this time they “hunkered down and made a classic ‘Let’s throw it all at the wall and see what happens’ type of Pumpkins record.”
“This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, Machina, where me, James and Jimmy worked on something for a very long time. It’s got a greater conceptual base, and it’s probably a wider swath of music,” Corgan said. “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. ”
If Corgan’s description of the album and the groupmind behind it prove accurate, fans can expect a return to a more classic Pumpkins album. He did not include a release date in the announcement.