Smashing Pumpkins Share Two New Songs: 'Ramona' And 'Wyttch'
By Katrina Nattress
November 1, 2020
With less than a month before the release of their new album CYR, the Smashing Pumpkins shared another batch of new music. On Friday (October 30), the shared two more new songs — "Ramona" and "Wyttch" — along with a video for the former that's described as a "surreal gothic-western inspired love-story."
CYR is slated for a November 27. Listen to "Wyttch" and watch the "Ramona" video below.
During a recent interview, Billy Corgan detailed the band's latest chapter. “I think this is the music that’s coming out now is the things that have taken root. We’ve gone back to just being ourselves," he revealed. “We’re good pop assassins, and I think as long as we’re sort of in that space, we’re good. Anybody can ascribe anything they want to it as far as stylistically, but it bears repeating that what most of the general public knows of the band is really only one small slice of the band’s music. The band’s sort of width was a lot wider. So this falls quite comfortably in the music that we’ve made through the years."
“I’m ecstatic that the reaction has been 99.9 per cent positive, which obviously never happens," he added. "So something must be wrong. I’m probably dead and we’re doing this interview from heaven…”
The Pumpkins also recently celebrated Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' 25th anniversary. The band plans to head out on an anniversary tour in 2021. They're also working on a sequel to MCIS and MACHINA. The 33-song album will complete the conceptual trilogy and is slated to come out late next year.
Photo: Jonathan Weiner