Issued under the rather proper-sounding moniker William Patrick Corgan, the eight-song offering is titled Ogilala. It’s due out October 13 and is available for pre-order here.
The album was produced by Rubin and recorded at his Shangri La studios in Malibu, promising to present “Corgan’s distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings.
In a statement, Corgan had this to say about the album:
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. 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.
4. Half-Life Of An Autodidact
5. The Long Goodbye
7. The Spaniards
10/20 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre