The Smashing Pumpkins have returned with two new songs, “Cyr” and “The Colour Of Love” out on Sumerian Records today. Recorded in Chicago and produced by frontman Billy Corgan, the new tracks come with the news of a forthcoming studio album in the works with founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
“‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly,” Corgan reveals, “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“.
The band have also revealed a very special official performance video of “Cyr”, directed by Linda Strawberry, the video was shot remotely, during lockdown in Chicago and Los Angeles. “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” director, Linda Strawberry explains. “A dark seduction filmed in quarantine at a social distance.”
Listen/watch “Cyr” below:
Listen to “The Colour Of Love” below:
Having recently signed to Sumerian Records, CEO and founder Ash Avildsen reveals: “The Smashing Pumpkins are one of the most influential, iconic and timeless bands of all time. They’ve played a huge part in my life and I can say the same for so many others in the Sumerian family. This a colossal moment for the label but most importantly, it’s the dawn of a new decade of Smashing Pumpkins music“.