"One And All," debuting on HuffPost Entertainment, is the second track released from the Smashing Pumpkins' new album, "Monuments to an Elegy." It builds quickly to a pulsing chorus, in which Billy Corgan sings, "One and all, we are, we are so young / We're young, we're young."
"I basically sang the whole song the first time I wrote it," Corgan told HuffPost Entertainment. "It had written itself." As the longtime Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Corgan has made waves in the past for his aversion to media and fans, though that never really mattered to him. But with the release of 2012's critically-acclaimed "Oceania" and "Being Beige," the first released song from "Monuments to an Elegy," people are praising Corgan in ways they hadn't in years. "It's been a long time since someone patted me on the back," he said.
"Monuments to an Elegy," due Dec. 9, is part of "Teargarden by Kaleidyscope," the super-album the band started in 2010 with "Songs For A Sailor." It will wrap up with next year's "Day For Night."
Though Corgan has said over and over that he has no intention of touring with the sole purpose of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved album, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" -- "I'm not interested in promoting nostalgia," he said -- the Smashing Pumpkins are finalizing tour dates to support "Monuments to an Elegy." According to Corgan, they'll begin scheduling gigs surrounding the album's release in December.