William Patrick Corgan, also known as Billy Corgan (lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins), announced earlier today the release of his second studio album “Ogilala”. The album will be released 13. October on BMG Records and produced by Rick Rubin.
“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.
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.”
With this announcement and these words, Corgan also released the single “Aeronaut” today! Listen to it below.
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