Cigarettes After Sex — американская инди-рок-группа, основанная в 2008 году в Эль-Пасо Грегом Гонзалесом. Группа известна своим лёгким и расслабленным музыкальным стилем, «андрогинным» голосом Гонзалеса, а тексты песен часто основаны на темах романтики и любви.
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."