Along with the new singles, The Smashing Pumpkins have also confirmed that a new album is on the way, featuring the current line-up of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
Marking the band’s first new music in two years, both songs were recorded in Chicago and produced by Corgan himself. “‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly,” Corgan said in a statement. “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.”
Speaking about the song’s video, Linda Strawberry commented: “This is a goth fever dream of pent up emotion—an artistic visual release attempting to create a momentary escape from the emotional black cloud hanging over all of us this year. A dark seduction filmed in quarantine at a social distance.”
The Smashing Pumpkins’ last album was 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1, while Corgan released his most recent solo album, Cotillions, last year.