On Sunday evening, Billy Corgan spoke with us about his recent work with Sierra Swan. Billy is producing Sierra Swan’s new album, which he considers to be an incredible set of songs. The album is currently being recorded at Billy’s studio, with only 5 days of recording remaining and an anticipated release date in 95 days.
If you would like to learn more about Sierra Swan’s new album or make a pledge to support her, click here. When you make a pledge, you will be treated to Sierra’s personal updates as well as a very interesting short video that captures the production process.
You said you tend to sympathize with the artist–does this make it harder to make suggestions that would take a song in a different direction?: (0:23)
Are you contributing any music to Sierra Swan’s new album?: (2:15)
What involvement will you have in the mixing of Sierra’s album?: (8:17)
(this conversation also delves into the mixing of Siamese Dream and MCIS)
Are you enjoying producing? (0:57)
Sounds like the two of you have a good enough relationship that there aren’t really any conflicts: (1:08)
Are you ecstatic about producing again? (0:28)
Will you use a producer on your own music again in the future? (5:00)
Some people seem to think that James Iha contributed to songs like Mayonnaise and Soma in a way that you couldn’t have done on your own: