Sparks Detail 'The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte,' Share Title Track

A music video starring Cate Blanchett, co-directed by Richie Starzec and the Mael brothers, arrives tomorrow

BY Allie GregoryPublished Mar 2, 2023

Sparks shed light on plans for a new album back in January, and now the brothers Mael have unveiled further details of The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte, in addition to sharing its title track.

Today's arrivals include the album artwork (seen above) and 14-song tracklist. To further preview the work, the duo have also released "The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte," which is due to have its video debut tomorrow (March 3) at 12 p.m. ET.

The clip was co-directed by Richie Starzec and Sparks, and stars Cate Blanchett. Ron and Russel Mael shared the following of their team-up:

We met Cate Blanchett in Paris at the César Awards last year, little knowing that a year later, one of the great actors of our time (and a splendid person!) would graciously consent to lending her booty-shaking skills to the first video from our new album, The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte. Dreams really do come true. We will sleep well tonight knowing that forever we can say we co-starred in a film with Cate Blanchett!

The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte will mark their first release on Island Records since 1974. It's due on May 26, and the band promise it's as "bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then, or for that matter, anytime throughout our career."

After the album arrives, you can catch Sparks live on the their lone Canadian tour date this summer

Check out their new tune and the album's tracklisting below.

The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte:

1. The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte
2. Veronica Lake
3. Nothing Is as Good as They Say It Is
4. Escalator
5. The Mona Lisa's Packing, Leaving Late Tonight
6. You Were Meant for Me
7. Not That Well-Defined
8. We Go Dancing
9. When You Leave
10. Take Me for a Ride
11. It's Sunny Today
12. A Love Story
13. It Doesn't Have to Be That Way
14. Gee, That Was Fun

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