Cigarettes After Sex new single ‘Falling In Love’ is a touching tribute to long-distance relationships
We’re massive fans of Greg Gonzalez and his empirically emotional work with Cigarettes After Sex. The band arrived a couple of years ago to blow our minds with their debut self-titled album and now they’re back with more music. The latest sing ‘Falling In Love’ is another masterful effort. It’s our Track of the Day.
Following on from August’s ‘Heavenly’ was going to be difficult. But Gonzalez provides another effortlessly luscious and luxurious sonic background to act as the perfect canvas to paint his achingly gorgeous lyrical picture. The song, as Gonzalez explains below, is about his own relationship with his girlfriend. The pair were committed to one another but were living in two separate parts of the world.
In the song Gonzalez recalls perfect moments of the pair’s blossoming relationship and that if two people are equally committed, then the long-distance relationship doesn’t have to be as cursed as we all assume them to be.
“This was one of the few songs where I had the music written before we got to Mallorca,” he explains. “I wrote the melody and chords in my apartment in Brooklyn in 2017. It wasn’t until two years later that I finally wrote the lyrics, it was during mixing and we literally had one day left. I wrote and sang the song that night, and in the performance, you can hear the exhaustion and emotion of finally finishing this record.
“My girlfriend and I, our relationship was long distance for so long, so we developed as a couple mostly over the phone. The second verse is about how we would go see the same movie at the same time like it was a date, even though we were living in separate cities. I think there’s something cosmic about this one. I wrote the music before our relationship started. I wasn’t in love at all then, I was just writing about love and what it’d be like to be in love again. Two years later I actually fell in love again, and that’s what it took to finish the song.”
Listen below to ‘Falling In Love’ the second release from their upcoming sophomore record Cry