Billy Corgan has been keeping himself quite busy recently, and it seems like he doesn’t intend to slow down anytime soon. In a recent interview with 102.9 The Buzz, Corgan shared that he is currently working on a new Smashing Pumpkins album.
Smashing Pumpkins reunited in their founding lineup back in 2018, releasing a new album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. and embarking on a world tour. It appears that Corgan, who in the meantime released solo album Cotillions, immediately got to work on new music after the tour wrapped up.
“It’s currently 21 songs,” Corgan said. “I’ve been working on it for over a year. It’s pretty different – in a good way, I think. Everybody that’s heard it likes it a lot, so that’s a good sign.”
Corgan also revealed that he and the band will also do “some touring” in 2020.
“We’re gonna do some touring. We’re playing a big festival in Atlanta, I think in April or May: Shaky Knees. I’m not sure we’re playing Nashville this year. Actually, I think we might. I might be giving a secret away. We might be doing a little ‘surprisey’ gig soon,” he added.
Smashing Pumpkins will probably look to redeem themselves on the new record, as their 2018’s release wasn’t as successful as they hoped. The record received generally positive reviews from the critics but ended up being a commercial failure. It only reached No.54 on US Billboard 200, marking the band’s worst chart performance since their debut record Gish.