American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Solara‘ was one of the tracks played on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina this month — Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 4, Episode 2, “Chapter Thirty: The Uninvited“.
The song played as the incubus takes over Theo after Nick and Melvin mess up the exorcism.
Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Solara‘ is from the band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun album, which was released in 2018 via the Napalm label.
It was also released prior to the album as a single — the first song recorded by the band after three of the band members — Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin — got back together 18 years after Smashing Pumpkins had first disbanded.
The song charted in the U.S. on both the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart and on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart, and in Canada, and was relatively well-received by music critics. (continue reading and listen to Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Solara‘ after the promo…)
‘Solara’ also came with a music video in which lead singer Billy Corgan is being held in some kind of strange institution populated by people either wearing masks or heavy metal-like make-u[, only to escape and discover the crazy world inside is repeated outside in the world as well.
Corgan wanders through a neighborhood populated by strange people and then decides to enter a small house. As he walks through the door, the outside world disappears and he finds himself back in the institution with the wardens waiting for him.
Listen to Smashing Pumpkins’ Solara‘ as heard on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in that music video and on the band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun album.
Keep up-to-date on Smashing Pumpkins’ happenings on the band’s official website.
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