One-of-a-kind, two-man troupe Sparks return with The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte, their first release on the venerable Island Records label in close to five decades.
Described by Ron and Russell Mael as a record that is “as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then, or for that matter, anytime throughout our career,” the album includes such instantly intriguing new musical vignettes as “Mona Lisa’s Packing, Leaving Late Tonight” and “Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is,” songs which once again display Sparks’ seemingly ceaseless ability to craft complete, intricately detailed stories within perfect three-and-a-half minute pop earworms.
Both characteristically timeless and unequivocally modern, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte once again affirms that, after more than a half-century making such masterpieces, Sparks remain inimitable, ingenious, and, as ever, utterly out of this world. Don’t believe me? Just check out the title track, which features actor Cate Blanchett in the official music video. There’s also their musical ode to Veronica Lake and her peek-a-boo hairstyle, once again displaying Sparks’ seemingly ceaseless ability to craft complete, intricately detailed stories within perfect three-minute pop masterpieces. Then there’s the current single, "Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is," a catchy punk-pop track where the protagonist is a 22-hour-old baby petitioning to be readmitted to the womb. Like I said above, utterly out of this world.
Sparks will celebrate The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte and much more with an extensive world tour that sees the band playing some of the biggest venues of their incredible career, with highlights including a pair of sold-out headline shows at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. The North American leg of Sparks Tour 2023 gets underway June 27 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre and then culminates with the biggest headline show of Sparks’ more than fifty-year career, taking place Sunday, July 16 at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl in their beloved hometown of Los Angeles, CA. Check for ticket availability right here on this page!