Following the critical acclaim for her single Stay for Something, CMAT drops her new collection of songs tomorrow, October 13.
It was a great teaser to her highly-anticipated sophomore album, which promises to be full of the angst and anger that she delivers so skillfully through her writing and performance.
CMAT (Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson in full) describes it as “an abstract break-up album – about what happens when you are still angry about something that happened 10 years ago”. It’s laced with the trademark humour with which she addresses these highly relatable issues.
“I’d make you torso of the week if I still bought Heat Magazine” she sings, in Whatever’s Incovenient, as she laments an unrequited love. The accompanying video is witty while also conveying the anger through the vocal and physical performance, something which those who’ve caught a live show through her run of summer festivals will be more than familiar with.
Stay for Something, which got “Hottest Record” treatment on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds is another lyric that will resonate strongly with many, wondering “why I stayed in a bad relationship for as long as I did.” It’s direct, honest, and raw – again, all familiar CMAT traits – and it delivers the emotion in spades.
“It’s not very lyrical or poetic, it’s just a lot of emotion and energy – this song, to me, sounds like going for a run at 1am with your headphones on full blast, screaming through the streets in order to get away from your problems“
Undoubtedly, it will strike chords with CMAT’s audience, and those beyond as she continues to grow and be noticed as an artist. As one fan commented online, beneath one of her videos – “wait, how isn’t she everywhere?!”
Well, she just might be pretty soon
The album is available to pre-order from www.cmatbaby.com and CMAT is out on tour from tomorrow, supporting the release of this record with a series of in-stores/signings, followed by a UK & Ireland headline tour in November.
October 13th – Rough Trade East, London +*
October 14th – Rough Trade, Bristol UK +*
October 14th – Pryzm, Banquet, London, UK +
October 15th – Oh Yeah, HMV, Belfast, IE +*
October 16th – Rough Trade, Nottingham, UK +*
October 17th – The Jacaranda Club, Liverpool, UK +*
October 18th – HMV Birmingham, UK +*
October 19th – Resident, Brighton +*
November 15th – Chalk, Brighton, UK
November 16th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
November 18th – SWX, Bristol, UK
November 20th – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
November 21st – Stylus, Leeds, UK
November 23rd – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
November 24th – Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
November 25th – Newcastle Uni SU, Newcastle, UK
November 30th – Olympia, Dublin IE – on sale Sept 08
December 1st – Olympia, Dublin, IE – sold out!
December 2nd – Olympia, Dublin, IE – sold out!