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Billy Corgan Unveils "The Spaniards" Music Video

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About a month ago, Billy Corgan—now officially operating under his full name, William Patrick Corgan—announced a new solo album, Ogilala.

Produced by Rick Rubin, Ogilala is a marked departure from Corgan's work with the Smashing Pumpkins, relying more on spare, piano or acoustic guitar-driven arrangements.

Now, Corgan has unveiled the music video for the second single from the album, the measured, somber ballad, "The Spaniards." You can watch the video—which is comprised of scenes from Pillbox, Corgan's upcoming silent film—below.

"Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick’s hands to take the music wherever he’d like," Corgan said of working with Rubin on Ogilala. "Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction."

You can preorder Ogilalahere.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.