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Cigarettes After Sex’s Ethereal Single ‘Heavenly’ Is The First Taste Of Their New Album, ‘Cry’

Ebru Yildiz

Two summers ago, Texas ambient-pop group Cigarettes After Sex released their self-titled debut album, and that same week, they started working on its follow-up. Now the results of that effort are near, as the group has announced that their second album, Cry, is set for release on October 25 via Partisan Records. They’ve also shared the first single, and “Heavenly” is an ethereal bit of dream-pop (definitely more “dream” than “pop”) with a touch of meditative post-punk in the low end.

The band’s Greg Gonzalez says the song was “inspired by the overwhelming beauty I felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night.” He also said the record was inspired by working on the album in Mallorca: “The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me. Ultimately, I view this record as a film. It was shot in this stunning, exotic location, and it stitches all these different characters and scenes together, but in the end is really about romance, beauty & sexuality. It’s a very personal telling of what those things mean to me.” Press materials also describe the record as “a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love — meeting, wanting, needing, losing… sometimes all at once.”

Listen to “Heavenly” above, and below, find the Cry album art and tracklist, as well as Cigarettes After Sex’s upcoming tour dates.

Partisan

1. “Don’t Let Me Go”
2. “Kiss It Off Me”
3. “Heavenly”
4. “You’re The Only Good Thing In My Life”
5. “Touch”
6. “Hentai”
7. “Cry”
8. “Falling In Love”
9. “Pure”

09/26/2019 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/27/2019 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
09/29/2019 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/01/2019 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/03/2019 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/04/2019 — Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater
10/05/2019 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/07/2019 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/08/2019 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/10/2019 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/11/2019 — Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
10/12/2019 — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/13/2019 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/15/2019 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
10/16/2019 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/17/2019 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/18/2019 — Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
10/19/2019 — Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/21/2019 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/23/2019 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/24/2019 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/25/2019 — Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
10/26/2019 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/27/2019 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/02/2019 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/03/2019 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/07/2019 — Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
11/08/2019 — Paris, FR @ Olympia
11/09/2019 — Benidorm, ES @ Primavera 20th Anniversary Weekender
11/11/2019 — Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
11/12/2019 — Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
11/14/2019 — Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
11/16/2019 — Zurich, CH @ Plaza
11/17/2019 — Zurich, CH @ Plaza
11/18/2019 — Vienna, AT @ Arena
11/19/2019 — Vienna, AT @ Arena
11/20/2019 — Prague, CZ @ Roxy
11/22/2019 — Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
11/23/2019 — Berlin, DE @ Tempodrome
11/25/2019 — Cologne, DE @ Palladium
11/27/2019 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
11/28/2019 — London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
03/23/2020 — Bristol, UK @ Academy
03/24/2020 — London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
03/25/2020 — Birmingham, UK @ Institute
03/27/2020 — Leeds, UK @ University
03/28/2020 — Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
03/29/2020 — Liverpool, UK @ Academy
04/01/2020 — Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
04/03/2020 — Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
04/04/2020 — Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan
04/06/2020 — Aarhus, DE @ Voxhall
04/08/2020 — Luxembourg City, LU @ den Atelier

Cry is out 10/25 via Partisan Records. Pre-order it here.

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