Sparks are fun, they are just a fun live experience. I have only seen them once – at Hollywood Forever cemetery before the projection of Leos Carax’s movie “Annette”— but I immediately understood the fans’ enthusiasm despite my ignorance. And they have some spectacular fans! According to social media, Beck was sitting among the VIPs and who knows who else was there… Sparks had a long career and are even more popular in Europe than in the US: last year, Ron and Russell Mael won the Cesar for Best Original Music (the French equivalent to an Oscar) for the soundtrack of “Annette.”
The famous dup is back in full force. They have announced a world tour starting in the UK in May and ending in Japan in July… they have a stop at the Hollywood Bowl in mid-July here in Los Angeles and you can check all the dates on their website.
They also have released a snippet for a new song “The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte,” and if it’s very difficult to say anything about a song with just 20 seconds, it sounds very electronic with a super upbeat Sparks-esque chorus. The song is the titled track of an upcoming album, described by the band “as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then, or for that matter, anytime throughout our career.” “The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte” will be released on May 26.
The single will be released tomorrow, and since they are major teaser enthusiasts, they have also announced a music video, which will debut on Friday. The video will feature “a very special guest alongside Ron and Russell,” according to a social media teaser. Fortunately for people that can’t stand the suspense, fans have probably identified this special guest as Cate Blanchett. We’ll see on Friday if they are right, but looking at this other photo, they could be right.
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Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
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a potential top album of the year.
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can they survive an entire album?
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highlighting hair metal bands simply to make fun of them was more amusing than profitable
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In the US, Morgan will be pushing Miley out in a week or two but in the UK…?
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On his way to save the day… and the night
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How is Vividseats able to get around this technical problem?
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she really underrepresented her first ten years