Written by Lauren Rosier
The Grammy-award winning alternative rock band, the Smashing Pumpkins, share two new singles “Cyr,” and “The Colour of Love,” out on Sumerian Records today. The Smashing Pumpkins are founding members, Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlain, and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
“‘Cyr’ is dystopic folly,” frontman Billy Corgan reveals, “one soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop of shifting loyalties and sped up [the] time. To me, it stands as both hopeful and dismissive of what is and isn’t possible with faith.”
The guys also completed a live performance video of “Cyr” directed by Linda Strawberry, the video was shot in Chicago and Los Angeles. The video was filmed remotely
“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.” Director Linda Strawberry explains. “A dark seduction filmed in quarantine at a social distance.”
The new singles follow their 2018 Rick Rubin-produced LP, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., as well as several headlining tours across North America. The band formed in Chicago, IL, in 1988, and released their debut album, Gish, in 1991. In 1993, they released the follow-up to Gish with the 4x multi-platinum selling album, Siamese Dream, and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum selling album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
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