Alternative rock mainstays, Smashing Pumpkins, who recently signed with Sumerian Records, have confirmed the pending release of a new full-length studio recording. Well, today, the band, which currently consists of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder, have unveiled not one, but two new singles. Titled “Cyr” and “The Colour Of Love,” both tracks are out now via all major digital service providers, the former of which also has a video out today.
The new music was recorded in Chicago and produced by frontman Billy Corgan who commented on the single, “Cyr,” by sharing, “‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly. 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.”
Regarding the new video, director Linda Strawberry comments, “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” An undeniable and welcomed reminder as to why one of America’s most influential alternative bands continue to sell out arenas and garner praise worldwide.”