Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan says the band will release a new double album this year

It's going to be more of a 'risk' than their last album

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan has teased that the band will be releasing a new double album.

In an interview with Tennessean about his new Americana solo album, Cotillions, Corgan unveiled that the band will be releasing the double record later this year, and it’s going to be more of a “risk” than their last album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1. The frontman said that Smashing Pumpkins recorded a whopping 21 songs in Nashville for a “pretty different” double album

Corgan continued on to reveal that the record is “the first real album” since their reunion, as they “hunkered down and made a classic ‘Let’s throw it all at the wall and see what happens’ type of Pumpkins record.”

“This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, Machina, where me, James, and Jimmy worked on something for a very long time. It’s got a greater conceptual base, and it’s probably a wider swath of music,” Corgan explains. “The last one was kind of like, ‘Let’s just jump in, record some stuff real fast, and let it be what it is…’ so I’m excited about this, because we’re kind of back in the lane of taking a risk, and trying to bring something new to the table, as opposed to just aping what we’re known for.”