• Cigarettes After Sex "Crush" 7"
Greg Gonzalez has such a sweet, languorous voice that it’s easy to overlook how horny he is. As Cigarettes After Sex, the El Paso-born, Brooklyn-based ambient pop artist makes delicate, dreamy slow-jams with the subtlety of a whisper—only they tend to be about sexting, hookups, and, in one particularly memorable instance, getting naked at the playground. This intriguing combination of the serene and the salacious reaches new heights with “Crush,” the mellow but bawdy new Cigarettes After Sex single. As gentle as a nursery rhyme, and as pent-up as teenage lust, it’s a love letter to that noblest of institutions: really wanting to get laid.