Cigarettes After Sex are excited to share the third single from their forthcoming album, entitled “Baby Blue Movie.” It’s lifted from the band’s third album, X’s, released on the 12th July 2024 via Partisan Records.

The track takes Cigarettes After Sex signature ethereal guitar melodies and slow-burn atmosphere and turns it into the closest thing to a pop hit the band has ever released. Bandleader Greg Gonzalez commented on the track, saying, “A “blue movie” is a term for a porn movie & so “baby blue movie” is a reference to softcore porn. I heard the title years ago & it felt really striking to me. The story of the song is intentionally meant to be more cryptic storytelling wise than the lyrics I usually write. I like the idea of leaving the listener to decide what this one could be about…”

The title, a reference to softcore adult films, is in direct contrast with the dreamy and romantic soundscape. While the lyrics reference sex and smutty desires, the feel of the music is more akin to a companion’s embrace. Scintillating whispers of love, sensuality, and mystery leave the listener to draw their own conclusions about what the song means to them.

Since the release of their returning single “Tejano Blue,” alongside the announcement of X’s and a corresponding global arena tour, Cigarettes After Sex have racked up over 27M plays on the single, which was featured on 43 Spotify New Music Friday playlists, alongside a digital billboard in Times Square. They are currently the #249 most-streamed artist in the world on the platform, with over 25M monthly listeners. The tour – which includes venues like Madison Square Garden, The Forum, the o2 Arena and more – is off to a tremendous start with sellouts in London, Warsaw, Sydney, Athens, Brussels, Lyon, Cape Town. In the states, dates in San Diego, Orlando, New York City and both nights in LA have sold out. Over 400k tickets have been sold internationally thus far and demand saw them adding extra shows in LA, London, Athens, Melbourne, and Sydney.

With X’s, Cigarettes After Sex finally takes centre stage as not just one of today’s preeminent indie bands, but as one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre, whose often unconventional path to superstardom has helped reshape the very definition of success for artists in the modern era.