Hear Smashing Pumpkins Frontman William Patrick Corgan’s Very Ballady New Solo Single
Written by Emmy Mack on 25th August, 2017
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Old m8 Billy’s just announced the forthcoming arrival of his second studio album Ogilala, and unfurled its debut cut ‘Aeronaut’, a sombre piano-driven ballad produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.
Speaking about getting Rubin to helm his sophomore LP, Corgan explains: “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,” he continues. “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.”
Corgan’s Ogilala is due out on Friday, 13th October. You can give his first tune ‘Aeronaut’ a listen below.