Billy Corgan has announced a new film Pillbox which you can watch in full below. It was co-directed by Corgan and Linda Strawberry and features many tracks from Corgan’s latest solo album Ogilala, which was released earlier in the year.
The film isn’t quite a traditional silent film, as it only features Billy singing, but otherwise no actors speak throughout the film. Instead, the film focuses on traditional acting methods as well as title cards and other props to instill feeling and emotion.
In typical Corgan fashion it isn’t a straight black and white venture though, the film transitions from grainy black to be interspersed with vibrant psychedelic imagery.
As reported by Stereogum, Billy said of the film: “I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie. Art is art. And together the two pieces create a work unto itself”.
Watch Pillbox in full below.