Billy Corgan confirms that Smashing Pumpkins will release a double album this year.
The band already released a record in 2018 (‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun) with a current lineup that includes founding members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin.
As NME writes, Corgan revealed that the band had 21 finished songs for a “pretty different” album. He has now confirmed that their new record will be a double album. The band is currently in the process of making it in Nashville and it is set to come out in 2020.
Corgan said: “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.”
“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.”
He continued: “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. ”