Single Review – Cigarettes After Sex – Each Time You Fall In Love

Five years since the release of the band’s first ambient shoe-gaze EP Cigarettes After Sex are due to release their debut self-titled full length on June 9, via Partisan Records. And if new single ‘Each Time You Fall In Love’ is anything to go by it’s sure to be a melancholy dreamy soundtrack to 2017. A hypnotic melody and spacious atmosphere unfurl as lead songwriter Greg Gonzalez’s lyrics paint a gloomy, heartbroken picture of unrequited romantic dreams. Within ‘Each Time You Fall In Love’ Love is never quite as perfect as you want it to be, reality never quite matching the mesmerising idea of it. As Gonzalez explains it is about: ‘how I was never able to find myself completely satisfied with any romance or love affair that I had been through. It was as if I was always on the lookout for something more.’

Hayley Miller