Smashing Pumpkins is starring down a busy 2020 that will see the release of a double album.
In a new interview with The Tennessean, Billy Corgan said he, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin have been hard at work on new music.
“In many ways, this is the first real album (since the reunion) where we’ve hunkered down and made a classic, ‘Let’s throw it all at the wall and see what happens’ type of Pumpkins record. I’ve been working on it for over a year. It currently is at 21 songs, and we’re going to release it as a double this year,” said Corgan.
Corgan added, “This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, ‘Machina,’ where me, James and Jimmy worked on something for a very long time. It’s got a greater conceptual base, and it’s probably a wider swath of music. The last one was kind of like, “Let’s just jump in, record some stuff real fast, and let it be what it is,” … so I’m excited about this, because we’re kind of back in the lane of taking a risk, and trying to bring something new to the table, as opposed to just aping what we’re known for. ”
Whether or not this double LP will be accompanied by a tour has yet to be confirmed