On October 2nd, Smashing Pumpkins will hit the road on their highly anticipated tour with Jane's Addiction. Ahead of the big kickoff, Billy Corgan and Co. have offered up a new track, "Beguiled," the lead single off the grunge giants' upcoming 12th album, ATUM. The Pumpkins ringleader premiered the song — and filmed its music video live — today (September 20th) on TikTok wearing a flamboyant, flowy gown. Watch and listen above.
In true Pumpkins fashion, ATUM (pronounced "Autumn") isn't just an album. Rather, it's a 33-song rock opera in three acts that Corgan has said he envisions as a sequel to the band's 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000's Machina/The Machines of God.
ATUM itself will be released in three sections, with each of the acts comprised of 11 tracks. The first act will be released on November 15th, with subsequent acts scheduled for January 31st and April 21nd, 2023. Fans can preorder a boxed set with all 33 tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs here.
Additionally, Corgan has announced a new podcast series, Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan, where he will be revealing each of ATUM's tracks. The first two episodes, featuring the songs "Atum" and "Butterfly Suite," are available now.