Following the wide-ranging critical acclaim of Cigarettes After Sex’s debut self-titled album back in 2017, it feels like we’ve been waiting for an age to receive details of the follow-up LP. Wait no longer, as the band have announced their sophomore album Cry with a new single ‘Heavenly’. Naturally, it’s our Track of the Day.
The new album will arrive on October 25th via Partisan Records and if the new song ‘Heavenly’ is anything to go by it will be another luscious and textural masterpiece. The track is typical of CAS output. Vulnerable and emotive, feeling at once fragile and thick of heart, it’s a daydreaming meander through a sunset scene.
That’s not our embellishment, CAS leading man Greg Gonzalez said of ‘Heavenly’ that it was “inspired by the overwhelming beauty [he] felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night….”
Gonzalez also shared a little more on the album Cry, which was recorded in a secluded mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca. “The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me,” Gonzalez said. “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 and sexuality. It’s a very personal telling of what those things mean to me.”
Like we said, this new track as well as, one expects, the new album, are typical ventures of a band who are entrenched in the complex beauty of the simplest things. Listen to ‘Heavenly’ below.