Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan has gone back to his full name, William Patrick Corgan for the release of his new record.
The Grammy Award winning singer will release his second solo album, Ogilala 13 October and pre-orders are available now.
On the new record, Corgan says;
“For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain. And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment.”
The first single off the record, Aeronaut is out now:
The new venture is produced by famed rock producer Rick Rubin who has previously worked with AC/DC, Metallica, Black Sabbath to name a few.
Talking on the production process, Corgan says;
“Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick's hands to take the music wherever he'd like. Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction.”
Ogilala is available for pre-order here