The 36-year-old rocker went through a sticky patch in 2016, when he suffered a secret meltdown and separated from his long-term partner Kim James, but he says 'For Crying Out Loud' allowed him to put the ''s*** year'' into perspective and he's feeling much more positive about the future now.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Tom - who has a four-year-old daughter called Mimi Malone with his ex-girlfriend - admitted: ''I had a s*** year.
But sometimes s*** happens in life. You have to face the devil.
''It was just a moment in life and I'll look at it and think, 'Yes, that was s***'. But I've turned the corner. Now things couldn't be better.''
On how the group - also comprised of Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - are ''stronger than ever'' and how the record has made him feel rejuvenated, he continued: ''No need to go into details but today I feel so alive.
''I've got my blue eyes back and I had red eyes for a bit. And I really think I'm better because of this album.
''We've had ups and down and s*** thrown at us before but you deal with it and personally, I'm back stronger than ever.''
The 'You're In Love With A Psycho' singer says the group have become a solid family and are at their ''very best''.
He added: ''People forget we've been together since being boys. All of us have been through a lot. We've grown up together, we've got kids, we're a family.
''And this album marks us being stronger than ever and at our very best.''
Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.