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Billy Corgan Gets Songwriting Credit For Miguel's 'Leaves'

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has received a songwriting credit on Miguel's "Leaves," the R&B crooner has revealed.

Miguel admitted that he approached Corgan for approval of the track because he feared it was too similar to the Pumpkins' hit "1979." After Corgan gave clearance for use of the track, he was given a co-writing credit on the song.

"The guitar riff just came to me in such a subconscious way, the song literally wrote itself in minutes. It was kind of reminiscent of "1979," he explained to News.com.au. "Towards the end of the song when the drum programming kicks in, it's even more reminiscent. You realize it in a more straight-on way. It's cool they were cool about everything. It's all about respect. We're all standing on the shoulders of giants at this point."

"Leaves" is features on Miguel's recently released studio album Wildheart.

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