Roxy Merrell


Greg Gonzales fronts the Brooklyn-based ambient pop collective Cigarettes After Sex. The name sets the tone for the band’s melancholic tributes to the dire beauty of love. Matched with surrealist cover art and Gonzales’s captivatingly earnest croons, the cinematic band has taken a cult following to whole new levels. To get a glimpse of the man behind the music, just ahead of their long anticipated debut album, we spoke frankly to Gonzales about the art that inspires him, his thoughts on romance and how music can save you.

Portrait series by Sanne Nadine Hes

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