Rumors of a reunion for The Smashing Pumpkins were swirling around since they announced this past February their new tour ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright‘, that is scheduled to kick off in July this year.
Fans were clearly rejoicing about the possibility of seeing their favorite band together once again, especially since lead singer Billy Corgan hinted about reuniting the original members of the band. For those who are not familiar with The Smashing Pumpkins, the band underwent some major changes since their run that began in 1988.
After changing some members of the band along the way and having to measure themselves with the new wave of boybands and mainstream pop, The Smashing Pumpkins hit a rough patch that, eventually, resulted in their break-up in early 2000.
However, they remained active throughout all these years, touring and performing old hits. Now, following the recently announced summer tour, they dropped a new song that gives hope to all the fans that were hoping to hear new music from The Smashing Pumpkin soon. The track, called “Solara“, is perfectly in line with The Smashing Pumpkins’ old alternative rock repertoire.
Billy Corgan’s heavy use of the guitar while singing “bring down the sun” is in perfect rock’n’roll style, while drummer Jimmy Chamberlin provides an intro that reminds us of the good old days, when Freddie Mercury was charming everyone with his “Bohemian Rapshody“. Given this premises, The Smashing Pumpkins seem to be up to quite the reunion this summer.