The Smashing Pumpkins have a new album on the way, and it sounds very trendy. Just look at the title of that album. ATUM: A rock opera in three acts. Yes. Enjoy the Billy-Corgan-ness of it all.
ATUM (pronounced “autumn”) is the long-mocked follow-up to the previous multi-disc efforts Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995) and Machina/God’s Machines (2000). It consists of 33 songs, which will be revealed one by one chronologically through a new podcast called Thirty-three with Billy Corgan ahead of the album’s release in April 2023. The podcasts will also feature special guests. (The numerologists among you will surely notice that “Treinta y Tres” is also the name of a song in melon collie.) The ATUM The vinyl box set will include 10 more previously unreleased songs, but those won’t have their own podcast episodes.
First ATUM The song to be released is “Beguiled”, which the band revealed on their TikTok page a few hours ago and will be performing again on Fall on this Friday. The studio version is out now, as are the first two episodes of the podcast. Listen to “Beguiled” below, and don’t forget the Pumpkins tour with special guests, Jane’s Addiction, launching in October.
Here’s a clip from the video, in full on Tuesday.
@The Smashing Pumpkins
cheated tonight at midnight ET. ya ya billy is in a dress what more do you expect from us
♬ original sound – smashing pumpkins
ATUM comes out in April 2023.