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Cigarettes After Sex - Opera House

Cigarettes After Sex is the debut studio album by American ambient pop band Cigarettes After Sex. It was released on June 9, 2017 by Partisan Records and received positive reviews from critics.


Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2008 by Greg Gonzalez. The band's debut EP, I., was released in 2012 with the singles "Affection" and "K." following in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Their first full-length record, Cigarettes After Sex, was released on June 9, 2017.

History

Cigarettes After Sex was formed in El Paso, Texas, in 2008. Gonzalez recorded the first EP, I., in a four-story stairway at his alma mater, University of Texas at El Paso, calling the experience "basically an accident; kind of an experiment". "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby", "I'm a Firefighter", "Dreaming of You", and "Starry Eyes" were recorded for I.

Gonzalez relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where the band's single "Affection" was recorded and released in 2015 along with a cover of REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You".

Through music recommendations, Cigarettes After Sex has gained millions of views on YouTube, leading to live performances across Europe, Asia, and the US. Cigarettes After Sex released their self-titled debut studio album on June 9, 2017.

Musical style and influences

In a feature for Noisey by Vice, Christina Cacouris describes Cigarettes After Sex as "elemental, hazy and romantic, but with a noir edge underneath Gonzalez's androgynous voice" as well as "sweet and sentimental". "As the band’s name suggests, it’s reminiscent of lying in bed, but its ambient qualities don’t prevent it from being music you can dance to." Gonzalez cites Françoise Hardy as his favorite singer and Miles Davis as having great impact.[7]  The band also includes The Cowboy Junkies' album The Trinity SessionJulee Cruise, and Cocteau Twins as influences. The music blog Eardrums Music describes the band as "slow, dreamy and beautiful with gorgeous, tender vocals and very good lyrics." and compares it to Mazzy Star Music bloggers behind Swell Tone describe Cigarettes After Sex as a band producing "melancholy, slow pop that will sweetly rock any listener into a listless stupor."

Video

Lyrics

Built an opera house for you in the deepest jungle
And I walked across its stage, singing with my eyes closed
I've got a love for you
I just can't escape
All of my love for you cuts me like barbed wire

Ooh, I was meant to love you
And always keep you in my life
Ooh, I was meant to love you
I knew I loved you at first sight

If I abandoned love, I'd be a man without dreams (ooh)
I'd rather be out there staring death
Right between its eyes now
And I can still hear the sound of you crying through the night
There in the opera house with no one else for miles

Ooh, I was meant to love you
And always keep you in my life
Ooh, I was meant to love you
I knew I loved you at first sight

Ooh, I was meant to love you
And always keep you in my life
Ooh, I was meant to love you
I knew I loved you at first sight

Testo

Ho costruito per te un teatro dell'opera nella giungla più profonda
E ho camminato per tutto il suo palco, cantando con gli occhi chiusi
Ho un amore per te
Non posso proprio scappare
Tutto il mio amore per te mi taglia come filo spinato

Ooh, ero destinato ad amarti
E a tenerti sempre nella mia vita
Ooh, ero destinato ad amarti
Sapevo ti avrei amata al primo sguardo

Se abbandonassi l'amore, sarei un uomo senza sogni (ooh)
Preferirei essere lì fuori guardando la morte
Proprio tra i suoi occhi adesso
E riesco ancora a sentire il suono di te che piangi nella notte
Lì nel teatro dell'opera con nessun altro per chilometri

Ooh, ero destinato ad amarti
E a tenerti sempre nella mia vita
Ooh, ero destinato ad amarti
Sapevo ti avrei amata al primo sguardo

Ooh, ero destinato ad amarti
E a tenerti sempre nella mia vita
Ooh, ero destinato ad amarti
Sapevo ti avrei amata al primo sguardo

Live

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