Sparks team up with Cate Blanchett

Sparks have shared the first single and title track of their forthcoming album, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte. An official music video starring Cate Blanchett will premiere on YouTube on Friday 3rd of March at 5 pm GMT, you can find the video here.

The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte is available for pre-order .

The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte marks Sparks’ first release on the Island Records label in close to five decades, following such classics as 1974’s landmark Kimono My House.

The new album is described by Ron and Russell Mael as a record that is “as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then or, for that matter, anytime throughout our career.”

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 bootie-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!” say Ron and Russell Mael.

Sparks will celebrate The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte and much more with an extensive world tour that sees the band playing some of the biggest venues of their career, with highlights including a pair of sold-out headline shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall (May 29 and 30) and the biggest headline show of Sparks’ more than 50-year career, taking place on July 16 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in their beloved hometown of Los Angeles. For complete details and ticket information, please see the sparks website.

“We are thrilled to be back on tour again and to be able to share our joy with so many Sparks fans around the world,” say Sparks. “See you all soon! It’s a Sparks show, a Sparks show, a Sparks show tonight!”