Produced by frontman Billy Corgan, “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict” is a foreboding tale where Corgan sings “Love is easy, whichever way you start/Take the diamonds, slice it through your hearts/And watch what color bleeds.” “Wrath” is more uplifting and finds Corgan sounding bright and harmonious as he sings “If there’s heaven, there’s a place for us/There’s a teenage dream.” The songs follow the previously released title track and “The Colour of Love.”
Listen to the songs below.
In addition to the songs, the Smashing Pumpkins also released the first two episodes of their animated series, In Ashes. The second episode, called “Inspirations, Aspirations” will serve as the music video for “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict.”
“The original story is something I’ve written and although it’s (mostly) lighthearted, In Ashes does address many things we face each day,” Corgan said in a statement about the series he created, which is animated by Deep Sky. “That is… if… we live in dystopia, or paradise, or both. The choice, some say, is yours; and could even be a quantum issue.”
Watch the episodes below.
The Smashing Pumpkins new album, CYR, comes out November 27th via Sumerian Records.