WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “AERONAUT” FROM FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE FOR NEW SOLO ALBUM OGILALA
Two-time GRAMMY® Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan has today shared a new music video for “Aeronaut”, from his critically acclaimed new solo album Ogilala. Watch the video HERE.
This music video for “Aeronaut” is a 2D preview of a forthcoming immersive virtuality reality experience for Corgan’s new album Ogilala. The video was created inside a 3D world that was imagined by San Francisco artist and filmmaker, Danny Bittman and brought to life by the joint Viacom NEXT and Isobar team. By capturing Corgan’s three-and-a-half-minute performance in volumetric video at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios, Isobar, Viacom and Bittman, were able to use the Unity creation engine and Tilt Brush to create a world around him. The project is designed for room scale systems, initially for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headsets, with additional versions for other systems to follow. It will be available to the public in early 2018.
Ogilala was released on October 13, 2017 and is available everywhere HERE via BMG. The album, produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at Shangri La studios in Malibu, CA, presents Corgan’s distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings. Last month, Corgan premiered Pillbox, a silent film set to the music of the album with four sold-out screenings in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Pillbox was written by Corgan, and directed by Corgan alongside longtime collaborator Linda Strawberry. Watch the official trailer for the film HERE. Corgan treated fans to early listen of the album, premiering it a week ahead of release on NPR First Listen.
This weekend, Corgan will wrap his North American solo acoustic tour with a sold out four night stint at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA. 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. A complete list of tour dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
William Patrick Corgan North American Tour Dates
November 9- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery – SOLD OUT
November 10- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery – SOLD OUT
November 11- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery – SOLD OUT
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery – SOLD OUT
William Patrick Corgan is a singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman of celebrated alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, the band released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Following the band’s 2000 dissolution, Corgan helmed the alternative rock band Zwan before releasing his debut solo album TheFutureEmbrace and reforming The Smashing Pumpkins in 2005. With over 30 million albums sold, the MTV Video Music Award, American Music Award, and two-time GRAMMY ® award winning band remains one of the most influential alternative bands of all time.
Praise for ‘Ogilala’:
“Graceful, acoustic melodies that blend folkish twangs with soft yet stirring cinematic strings.” Classic Rock
“Corgan strips things back to acoustic, piano and strings to startling effect.” Q 4/5
“Ogilala heralds rebirth.” The i Newspaper
“the simplicity of ‘Ogilala’ seems as if it’s rejuvenated him.” DIY 4/5
“A refreshingly simple affair from alt-rock’s blue-sky thinker…” Clash 7/10
“A fresh sound for a voice that is in no doubt iconic.” The Line Of Best Fit 7.5/10
“Some of the most level-headed, sweetest-sounding music of his career.” The 405
“Many of the songs are infused with a strong sense of melancholia and sound unlike anything else in his vast catalog.” Rolling Stone
“Like its author [Ogilala] too is both fascinating, brilliant…” Drowned In Sound