New album, ‘Atum,’ is a three-part rock opera with new tune coming each week till subsequent spring

The Smashing Pumpkins are previewing their new album, Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts, with a brand new tune, “Beguiled.” The group is billing the 33-track opus, whose title they are saying must be pronounced “autumn,” as a sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/The Machine of God. The album will come out in full on April 21.

The group premiered “Beguiled” in a efficiency on TikTok, and frontman Billy Corgan, who is just not recognized for doing something the straightforward method, will premiere a brand new monitor each week for the subsequent 33 weeks on his new podcast, Thirty-Three With William Patrick Corgan. The first two episodes turned accessible at the moment, that includes the songs “Atum” and “Butterfly Suite”; the frontman’s first visitor on the podcast is longtime David Bowie pianist Mike Gars on.

Each of the 11-song acts can be launched together with the podcast; Act 1 can be accessible on Nov. 15, Act 2 on Jan. 31, and Act 3 will full the drama on April 21. That identical day, the group will launch a particular version field set containing 10 extra, beforehand unreleased songs.

The band is marking the announcement of recent music this week with two reveals at smaller venues, Chicago’s Metro and New York City’s Irving Plaza, in addition to a efficiency this Friday of “Beguiled” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Pumpkinswill be hitting the street this fall for what they’re calling the Spirits on Fire Tour with Jane’s Addiction for a North American arena tour.

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