The song ‘Cyr’ marks the Smashing Pumpkins’ 11th studio album, a double album released on November, 27.
The band delivered a performance of “Cyr,” the title track, on The Tonight Show.
Watch the performance below.
The track boasts a propulsive drum beat and a dark disco/post-punk edge. That’s creeps into the chilling shimmer of the guitar and the serene backing vocals.
Billy Corgan and Co. performed the song in a studio. But the footage was cut up to create a compelling visual collage.
Featuring the same lineup as ‘Shiny’ and Oh So Bright’, ‘Cyr’ feels more like a Billy Corgan solo album.
Corgan produced the record himself and wrote all of its songs, which the band played mostly on synthesizers.
The double album is accompanied by a five-part animated series. ‘In Ashes’ which features music from Cyr.
Listen Smashing Pumpkins’ New Album ‘Cyr’ on Spotify
Back in October, the Smashing Pumpkins announced they were already prepping their next project.
A concept album that will cap off a trilogy that includes their 1995 classic Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina.
The album is expected to arrive in 2021, but neither a release date nor title was divulged.
In the next year, the band also hopes to embark on a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Mellon Collie’.