Beguiled

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"Beguiled"
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Single by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2022
Length3:59
LabelMartha's Music
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan
The Smashing Pumpkins singles chronology
"Purple Blood"
(2020)
"Beguiled"
(2022)
  1. Atum
  2. Butterfly Suite
  3. The Good In Goodbye
  4. Embracer
  5. With Ado I Do
  6. Hooligan
  7. Steps In Time
  8. Where Rain Must Fall
  9. Beyond The Vale
  10. Hooray!
  11. The Gold Mask
  12. Avalanche
  13. Empires
  14. Neophyte
  15. Moss
  16. Night Waves
  17. Space Age
  18. Every Morning
  19. To The Grays
  20. Beguiled
  21. The Culling
  22. Springtimes
  23. Sojourner
  24. That Which Animates The Spirit
  25. The Canary Trainer
  26. Pacer
  27. In Lieu Of Failure
  28. Cenotaph
  29. Harmageddon
  30. Fireflies
  31. Intergalatic
  32. Spellbinding
  33. Of Wings

"Beguiled" is the debut single from The Smashing Pumpkins' twelfth studio album, ATUM. The song debuted via a TikTok live stream on September 19, 2022.[1] The single and music video were released to streaming services the follow day.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Billy Corgan wrote the riff at one at one of the early demo sessions for ATUM, and in an unusual move for the band, they did not change the tempo when it came time for proper recording. Corgan told Kerrang! that "that's probably the only thing on the entire record that didn't go through some sort of metamorphosis."[2]

Music video[edit | edit source]

The music video debuted on a live TikTok stream on September 19, and was formally released the following day. The video was directed by Linda Strawberry and was recorded in one take.[3] The video features cameos from several members of broader SP family, such as Chloe Mendel and her and Corgan's children, Frank Catalano, and members of NWA.

Official music video

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

So swallow hard the serpent
Of many tags and faces hid in masks
Coiled ‘round this lung until the last
He’ll crack your boots young pagans
‘Cause like you I was hatched to traipse on cold
And 17’s a long drawn way from hope

And I’ve learned these lessons I was taught
Taut, so taught
And now I’m telling you

Return the faith
Return the faith
They’re smashing out the veils
Return the faith
And there’s no escape
So return the faith
With charging light brigades
Return the faith
You’ve gotta move

So as betrayed by rainbows
Here I convey I’ve sold out your dear cause
And the king has placed us in his jaws
It’s sure no place can hold us
But in this scene I’m December
And your June’s wretch
And my idyls lay gasping as if death
And I’ve learned these lessons I was taught
Taut, so taught
And now I’m telling you
And I’ve learned these lessons I was taught
Taut, so taught
And now I’m telling you

Return the faith
Return the faith
They’re smashing out the veils
Return the faith
And there’s no escape
So return the faith
With charging light brigades
Return the faith
You’ve gotta move

Return the faith
Return the faith

Release[edit | edit source]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Beguiled"Billy Corgan3:59
Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
September 20, 2022 Martha's Music Digital Worldwide [1]

Availability

TitleNotesType
ATUMAct IIStudio

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/Citn9irjw65/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Billy Corgan on new album ATUM: "It goes in a million different…". Kerrang!.
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/Citq0AaupTU/