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“The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte” – Sparks

Sparks are back and oh boy are the Mael brothers on top form. “The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte” is in my opinion one of their best singles ever. It stands alongside classics like “Amateur Hour” and “The Number One Song In Heaven”. It is the lead single and title track from their new album, their 26th (if you count ‘FFS’, their 2015 collaboration with Franz Ferdinand), scheduled for release in May on Island Records. It is hard to believe that the first album came out more than 50 years ago, particularly given how fresh this new track sounds. It is a fine slab of 21st-century orchestral electro-disco with a hook in the chorus that is to die for!. The video, which features Cate Blanchett, is stunning, well-filmed, well-edited, and both weird and funny in equal doses, I love it! I am now trying to perfect my Cate Blanchett moves! The band is touring from May this year with dates in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, and Japan. These dates include two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London and an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in June. Check out the video below and let me know what you think of the tune.

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