The First Single from Cigarettes After Sex's New Album Cry Is "Heavenly"

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The First Single from Cigarettes After Sex's New Album <i>Cry</i> Is "Heavenly"

Cigarettes After Sex made a hushed and sensual splash with their 2017 self-titled debut, and the Greg Gonzalez-led indie-pop project will soon return with a second record, Cry, out Oct. 25 on Partisan Records. “Heavenly” is an apt title for the LP’s head-over-heels lead single, released Tuesday alongside the album’s announcement.

The song was “inspired by the overwhelming beauty I felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night,” says frontman and guitarist Gonzalez, whose whispered vocals snake their way through syrupy synths, gleaming guitars, throbbing bass and gently tapped percussion. “This is where I want to be,” Gonzalez sings, “where it’s so sweet and heavenly.”

The band recorded Cry during nighttime sessions at a mansion on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, with Gonzalez self-producing and engineering the album, and Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) mixing it. “The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me,” says Gonzalez. “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.”

Cigarettes After Sex will tour the world in support of Cry—their global headlining run comprises stops at The Wiltern (Oct. 3) in Los Angeles, and Brooklyn Steel (Oct. 24) and Webster Hall (Oct 23) in New York City, as well as more dates to be announced soon.

Listen to “Heavenly” below, plus Cigarettes After Sex’s 2017 Paste Studio session, and find the details of Cry further down, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates. You can preorder their new album here.

Cry Tracklist:
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

Cry Album Art:

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Cigarettes After Sex Tour Dates:

September
26 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune (SOLD OUT)
29 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom

October
01 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
03 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
04 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Yost Theater (SOLD OUT)
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
07 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
08 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
10 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theater
11 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
12 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
15 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
17 – Chicago, Ill. @- Thalia Hall
18 – Covington, Ky. @ Madison Theater
19 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
21 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
23 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
24 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
25 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club
26 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
27 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues

November
02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso (SOLD OUT)
03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @- Paradiso
07 – Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royal (SOLD OUT)
08 – Paris, France @ Olympia
09 – Benidorm, Spain @ Primavera 20th Anniversary Weekender
11 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo
12 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo
14 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Plaza
17 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Plaza
18 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
19 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
20 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy (SOLD OUT)
22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Grey Hall
23 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
25 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
27 – Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
28 – London, U.K. @ Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)

March 2020
23 – Bristol, U.K. @ Academy
24 – London, U.K. @ Hammersmith Apollo
25 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Institute
27 – Leeds, U.K. @ University
28 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowland
29 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Academy

April 2020
01 – Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik
03 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
04 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
06 – Aarhus, Germany @ Voxhall
08 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ den Atelier

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