Ambient pop collective Cigarettes After S** were formed almost accidentally in 2008 by songwriter and bandleader Greg Gonzalez. While living in El Paso, Texas, Gonzalez was experimenting with capturing the spacious sounds of recording songs in a four-story stairwell at the University of Texas. These dreamy songs would make up the first Cigarettes After S** EP, I. After relocating to Brooklyn, Gonzalez continued work on the band. One of their most notable tracks was a 2015 reworking of REO Speedwagon's power ballad hit "Keep on Loving You." One year later, they issued the single "Crush”.