The influential and well-loved power pop duo Sparks have had quite the career. It was back in 1974 when brothers Ron and Russell Mael first experienced success with their third album Kimono My House, which was released through Island Records. Sparks and Island had a fruitful relationship up until 1976 when the band switched over to Columbia Records. Despite their impressive catalog, it seems the band’s time with Island was where the Mael’s found their creative footing. After almost 50 years, Sparks is returning to Island for their new album The Girl Crying In Her Latte.
Yesterday (January 24), Sparks took to social media to announce their return to Island along with the news of their 26th studio album. There are no further details as to when the album will be released or any sign of a track list as of today. The band’s last album dates back to 2020 when they released A Steady Drip, Drip Drip. A year later the band created the soundtrack to the Leos Carax film “Annette”.
With no single or any further news on The Girl Crying In Her Latte, Sparks fans will have to wait a little longer to learn more about the upcoming release. If their move back to Island gives us any hints, we may have another classic from the duo on our hands.
Check out the Tweet that started this all below: