Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop musical group led by Greg Gonzalez, founded in El Paso, Texas in 2008. Gonzalez recorded the first EP, I., in a four-story stairway at his alma mater, University of Texas at El Paso. Gonzalez relocated to Brooklyn, NY where the band's single, "Affection", was recorded and released in 2015 along with a cover of REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You".
Through music recommendations, Cigarettes After Sex has gained millions of views on YouTube leading to live performances across Europe & the US.
In “Apocalypse,” Greg acknowledges the pain his new lover has suffered in her past relationships. He’s urging her to let go of heartbreak and the fear of feeling let down, and to embrace the highs and lows of this new relationship.
Greg discussed the beauty and danger that comes with letting go of fear and fully indulging in any relationship on his 2017 interview coupdemain:
You go into love, and you’re pretty much going to get hurt at some point, it’s just kind of the way it is. But if admitting that the person is worth it, that they’re worth the pain, they’re worth the trouble and it doesn’t matter because you just want them, and anything else that comes after that is another side? I really believe in that.
"What the song is about is sort of vague and strange. It kinda involves some girls I dated in my hometown- based on how they were really imaginative and they wanted to travel and see the world but they were trapped in the city. They were sort of aimless as well. It’s sort of a love letter to them."