A musical group may never have been so aptly named. Silhouetted by whimsical lights, the quartet assembled on a bare stage to play their lo-fi music to a packed house. The crowd inhaled deep musical drags with Cigarettes After Sex on Wednesday night at Musical Hall of Williamsburg.
The Brooklyn-based group is known for their slow-burning songs and lead singer, Greg Gonzalez’s lullaby-like vocals. Their tone does not bang or strike. It is simple and trickles with delicacy. For some, Cigarettes After Sex may be too low-key, but for many the subtle ballads are reassuring and captivating. During the entire show, the crowd was mesmerized- just starring straight at the stage and not even whispering to their neighbors.
Cigarettes After Sex played their hit song from 2015, “Affection.” Soft cheers went out from listeners when Gonzalez sung the opening line, “I know that you say I get mean when I’m drinking.” Another favorite was “Starry Eyes.” The easiest way to describe the track is ambience wrapped in a fuzzy blanket. No song received the love that their whisper-like cover of “Keep On Loving You” received.
Cigarettes After Sex recently release a single, “K.” They are on tour in the United States through early February and then will head to Europe in April. You can follow them here:https://www.facebook.com/CigarettesAfterSex
Article: Alx Bear