Smashing Pumpkins kick off their latest single, “One and All,” with a deep wash of grungy guitar distortion and never back off from it on the track, which will appear on the band’s upcoming record, Monuments to an Elegy. Like the other eight tunes on the record, the hard-rocking “One and All” features the drumming of Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee bashing his way through Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder’s murky mires of guitar and the singer’s lyrics about feeling young.
“I basically sang the whole song the first time I wrote it,” Corgan told HuffPost Entertainment, which premiered the song. “It had written itself.”
The Pumpkins began work on Monuments to an Elegy, as well as another LP titled Day for Night, earlier this year with intended 2015 release dates. Now that Monuments is slated to come out on December 9th of this year, Corgan told HuffPost he plans on scheduling a tour around the record release. Previously, the band shared the song “Being Beige” from the record, which is part of the group’s mega-album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, a suite of albums that began with 2010’s Songs for a Sailor, included 2012’s Oceania and will end with Day for Night.
The group is still working on Day for Night. In a recent post to the Pumpkins’ official site, Corgan wrote that making the album has become an arduous process. “Day for Night, I’ve claimed, is to be something different, advanced somehow in its pop-rock-dark-glory,” he said. “Good: in theory; hard to execute; and that’s nobody’s fault but my own.” And in another, he wrote, “My goal now is to make a better record than the one I’m making, which is weird because if you heard this record as it stands, it’s quite good. But everyone knows: quite good don’t mean squat in the wild west.”