William Patrick Corgan announces new album 'Ogilala'

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Grammy Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan has announced his second solo album Ogilala will be released on October 13, 2017. The album, produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at Shangri La studios in Malibu, presents Corgan’s distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings.

 “For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain. And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment,” said Corgan.
“Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick's hands to take the music wherever he'd like. Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction.”

 Ogilala Tracklisting

Zowie

Processional

The Spaniards

Aeronaut

The Long Goodbye

Half-Life Of An Autodidact

Amarinthe

Antietam

Mandaryne

Shiloh

Archer

Corgan will embark on a solo acoustic North American tour that kicks off on October 14th in Brooklyn, NY and wrap up on November 11th in Los Angeles, CA with a three night stint at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary. These intimate performances will see Corgan perform songs from Ogilala, as well as a second set which will span works from his earliest days through his years as the frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.