SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan recently played a few tracks from his new solo album, "Ogilala", for a small group of lucky listeners at the studios of U.K.'s Absolute Radio. Video footage of the session can be seen below.
The Rick Rubin-produced "Ogilala" was released on October 13 via BMG. The disc includes the song "The Spaniards", for which Corgan recently released a video. Directed by longtime collaborator Linda Strawberry, the clip is comprised of scenes from Corgan's 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.
Corgan announced "Ogilala" in August and shared its striking first track "Aeronaut". 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.
Corgan has just embarked on a solo acoustic North American tour that kicked off on October 14 in Brooklyn, New York and will wrap up on November 11 in Los Angeles. Each night's show consists of two sets, with Corgan playing songs from "Ogilala" in the first and material from across his entire career in the second.
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