Smashing Pumpkins have released a new song called ‘Solara’.
It’s the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin (albeit missing original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky)and was recorded in Malibu at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
It comes after the band announced a huge ’reunion’ tour across North America throughout July, August and September , where Billy, James and Jimmy will hit the road for the ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’, “celebrating songs from their first 5 albums”.
Billy Corgan also teased details in a recent Instagram post of a potential new album, saying “something like 26 songs [are] currently in various states of completion, production, insanity.”
Listen to ‘Solara’ below.