GRAMMY® Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan today shared “The Spaniards”, the second track off his forthcoming Rick Rubin produced solo album Ogilala. The ethereal song is available now at all digital retailers. Listen HERE. Ogilala is due for release on October 13, 2017 via BMG and is available for pre-order now HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of “The Spaniards” and previously released track “Aeronaut”.
Corgan today also shared an accompanying music video for “The Spaniards” that can be seen HERE. Directed by longtime collaborator Linda Strawberry, the video is comprised of scenes from Corgan’s recently announced silent film set to the music of Ogilala, Pillbox. Inspired by a hero’s journey, Pillbox was written by Corgan, and directed by Corgan alongside Strawberry. Watch the official trailer for the film HERE. The film will premiere next month with four sold-out screenings in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
This Sunday, Corgan will debut new material from Ogilala at a special live performance for Berlin Live. Fans around the globe can tune in to a live stream of the performance on October 1st at 7:00pm CET HERE.
Corgan announced Ogilala last month and shared its striking first track “Aeronaut”, which is available now HERE. Produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at Shangri La studios in Malibu, Ogilala presents Corgan’s distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings.
The media was quick to praise the sound of “Aeronaut”, hailing, “The song itself is unfussy and intimate and, more importantly, Corgan owns the performance with his inimitable voice that few in the ’90s would have figured for a romantic lead” (NPR), “‘Aeronaut’ is stately and bare: an unhurried piano riff outlines both beat and melody, while glinting strings occasionally rise to meet the keening, nasal lead vocal from Corgan” (Rolling Stone), “[‘Aeronaut’] is dominated by dramatic strings, piano, and, of course, his unmistakable vocals-which still sound pretty great” (Noisey).
Ogilala will be available digitally as well as physically on CD and 180 gram gatefold vinyl. A limited edition opaque blue vinyl will be available directly from Corgan’s web store and a limited edition pink vinyl will be available at select indie retailers.
Next month, Corgan will embark on a solo acoustic North American tour that kicks off on October 14th in Brooklyn, NY and wraps up on November 12th in Los Angeles, CA with a sold out four night stint at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. These intimate performances will see Corgan perform songs from Ogilala, as well as a second set which will span works from his earliest days through his years as the frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins and beyond. A complete list of tour dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
William Patrick Corgan is a singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman of celebrated alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, the band released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Following the band’s 2000 dissolution, Corgan helmed the alternative rock band Zwan before releasing his debut solo album TheFutureEmbrace and reforming The Smashing Pumpkins in 2005. With over 30 million albums sold, the MTV Video Music Award, American Music Award, and two-time GRAMMY ® award winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.