So many artists are turning to orchestral sounds-and I'm all for it. Cage The Elephant, Bastille, Evanescence, and now Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins is the latest to bring this lush sound. It should be noted this is definitely not his first trip to the symphony though...but this sounds remarkable and seems it might be a good indicator of what's to come on this new album Ogilala due out October 13th.
In a statement, Corgan says of the album:
“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 orera. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment.
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.”