Published Jul 18, 2016Not far removed from completing the "In Plainsong" tour with the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan is now at work on a new solo album.
As you can see below, Instagram posts from the Veronicas' Jessica Origliasso and Corgan's collaborator Linda Strawberry confirm that Corgan is at work in Los Angeles on new material. Alternative Nation also points out that Corgan was asked at a Pumpkins VIP meet-and-greet session back in April if the band would ever do an acoustic album, upon which he revealed his plans to go it alone.
"I would say right now I would probably lean towards making a solo album, which the irony would be everybody that was on stage in Chicago would probably be on the album," he said. "I just don't think a Smashing Pumpkins acoustic album is going to work right now, because the expectation is we're going to go back to playing epic flaming rock, and I don't have a problem with that. But if I said, 'Well, I want to do this first, and put it out, and then we're going to do that.'"
He continued: "If people don't like that, they're not going to want to hear the flaming rock album. It's just the way it works, it's maddening. The one thing you realize in this journey is you have nothing in the bank account, every time is the first time. Right now is the best period the band has had probably since 1997 or 1998."
Corgan's first and only solo record was the electronic-leaning TheFutureEmbrace, which was released in 2005 through Reprise.