Smashing Pumpkins Drop Two New Tracks

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The Smashing Pumpkins have just released two new tracks — "Cyr" and "The Colour Of Love." Blabbermouth reported but songs are slated for release on the band's upcoming studio set, which will mark the band's first since 2018's Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. There's been no title or release date announced for the new album.

Leader Billy Corgan said in a statement, "'Cyr' is dystopic folly. One soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith."

Billy Corgan explained that the last thing he ever wanted was for the Pumpkins to reunite and be viewed as a nostalgia act: ["To go back under the Smashing Pumpkins name engendered a lot of people expecting us to be nothing more than a reunion band, playing its greatest hits, and with a fan base not particularly keen to listen to the new music. What I try to tell people that get caught up in the reunion kind of concepts — like where are the original members and stuff like this — the band was founded on an idea that it must be progressive and it must always be moving forward."] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . be moving forward)

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