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ReleasedMay 14, 2021
ProducerSierra Swan
Sierra Swan chronology
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Singles from Tangerines
  1. "Tangerines"
    Released: January 27, 2021
  2. "I Want All of My Shit Back"
    Released: April 30, 2021
  3. "Troubled Boy"
    Released: July 5, 2021

Tangerines is a six-song EP by The Smashing Pumpkins touring member and collaborator, Sierra Swan. The track "Peach" was written by Billy Corgan. The EP was released digitally through Bandcamp on May 14, 2021,[1] and to most digital stores on June 21, 2021.

The self-produced EP produced the singles: "Tangerines", "I Want All of My Shit Back", "Troubled Boy", all with music videos directed by Swan herself. Videos were also released for "To the Moon" (with Swan directing) and the Corgan-penned, Linda Strawberry-directed "Peach", in which Corgan makes an appearance playing the piano.

Background[edit | edit source]

Swan described the album as "a journey, with each song completely different from the next but each celebrating freedom in a fun, almost instinctual way." She wrote, recorded, and produced all songs except "Peach" in her home studio during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to "escape and provide a sanctuary admist the chaos."[2]

On recording with Corgan, Swan told Guitar Girl magazine: "Well, the coolest part about working with him is that we are very similar when it comes to how we work in the studio. We both, I think, don’t expect a ton of things to happen. We just let it happen. I am less anxious in the studio than I am in life. I’m more of a control freak in life than in the studio. I think he’s the same way because he also lets his gut tell him what to do during the recording process."

Reception[edit | edit source]

IndiePulse Music called it a "multi-dimensional, eclectic collection of songs," noting the edgy, dance-pop vibes of "I Want All of My Shit Back" and the "ethereal beauty" of Corgan's piano ballad "Peach".[2] Music Mecca explained "each of the six songs on the EP is able to stand alone, but still contributes to the overall mesh of the project – which is a rare feat. The eclectic influence of genres creates a backdrop for Swan’s vocals that not only shows stylistic range, but also a high music-IQ."[3]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Sierra Swan, except where noted.

1."I Want All of My Shit Back" 4:33
2."Tangerines" 4:13
3."In the Long Run" 4:25
4."Troubled Boy" 4:23
5."To the Moon" 4:27
6."Peach"Billy Corgan3:33
Total length:25:37

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
May 14, 2021 Self-released Digital Worldwide [1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://sierraswan.bandcamp.com/album/tangerines
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kovalevich, Denise. "Celebrated Chanteuse & Famed Billy Corgan Collaborator Sierra Swan Releases Genre-Bending New EP". IndiePulse Music. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  3. Herring, Olivia (May 27, 2021). "Daughter Of Legendary Country Performer & Billy Corgan Collaborating Artist Sierra Swan Discusses Her New Alt-Pop EP 'Tangerines' & Much More". Music Mecca.