The Smashing Pumpkins have gifted fans with another offering off SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. The album's opening track, "Knights of Malta," is a rumbling tune that calls to the mystic motifs of classic rock greats.
"Find that open road / Catch that blazing star / And climb out of that hole / To wonder where we are," Billy Corgan sings before jumping into the chorus. "We're gonna make this happen / I'm gonna fly forever / We're gonna ride that rainbow," he declares.
The song features lush, orchestral production and choral backing vocals. Listen to the robust new track below.
SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. will be the first in 18 years to feature founding members Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. It's slated for a November 16th release via Corgan's label, Martha's Music. During a recent Instagram Q&A, Corgan referred to the new album as a mix between Nirvana's Nevermind and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction.
Later this month, the band embarks on a short 30th anniversary tour through seven cities, including St. Louis, Chicago, and Phoenix.
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