Billy Corgan Discusses New Smashing Pumpkins Song “World’s On Fire”

Billy Corgan posted the following on SmashingPumpkinsNexus.com tonight:

Great progress today. Was able to locate the right melodies for DARKNESS AND LIGHT (which isn’t the title; I only say that to have some fun by having a title that makes fun of a title I might have come up with in 1987; or 2014!). That took us straight into WORLD’S ON FIRE (which is the title). Had that middle-of-the-road quality that gets pretty boys on the radio, but not SP. So off we went into the magic box looking for that last bit of gold dust. It took hours, some trying, us trying, but at the end The Shredder was playing this kind of Echo B meets an orchestra part that meshed wonderfully with ‘ye olde triplet figure from yours synthi. And with that we sat around and told stories about betrayals past. More tomorrow. Exciting days.

Oh, and lest I forget, tomorrow is my dear friend Art Shay’s birthday. If you don’t know Art’s incredible photography, search him up. He’s on Pwittah I believe.

W.P.C.