- 23 Jun 21
Self-described as what “would have happened if Sheryl Crow ever had to work in a TK Maxx”…
Not content with belting out irresistibly catchy tracks like 'I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!', 'Another Day (kfc)' and 'Rodney', CMAT (Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson) has shared yet another pop gem.
'2 Wrecked 2 Care' is accompanied by an illustrated lyric video, and brings the Irish pop singer's Americana country roots into the fore once again.
“I wrote it during a particularly bad period for my sleeping pattern,” she explains. “It’s a song about not being able to fall asleep, and anxiety/stress-related insomnia, something I have suffered from for years. I think I developed it during years of low-paying, irregular shift work..
“I’m fascinated by the Jekyll and Hyde effect of how a sliding scale of a lack of sleep completely changes your mood, and how you present yourself as a person. Does a regular lack of sleep force you to evolve into a different person entirely? Different thoughts? Different dreams? Different life than the one you would have if you had the freedom to live healthily? I like to think that ‘2 Wrecked 2 Care’ is the song that would have happened if Sheryl Crow ever had to work in a TK Maxx.”
CMAT will play a headline show at Whelan’s, Dublin on November 5th and will perform at The Academy, Dublin on March 11th next year. The charismatic talent will also tour as a supporting act for star Declan McKenna and has landed festival slots at Latitude, Live at Leeds, and 2022’s Primavera.
Revisit Hot for 2021 act CMAT's February interview with Hot Press here.
Listen to '2 Wrecked 2 Care' below: