- 23 Feb 21
Maverick talent CMAT has released yet another irresistible catchy and lyrically sharp new track, shining a spotlight on blame in a relationship.
Fresh from releasing her debut pink vinyl EP, Diet Baby, Ireland's brightest new pop star and country loving songstress has shared another anthemic banger.
'I Don't Really Care For You' is full of witty self-awareness, focusing on the uncomfortable realisation of your own flaws within partnerships.
"I just spent seven hours looking at old pics of me / trying to pinpoint where the bitch began / Somewhere after the Passion of Christ and before I had an Instagram,” she belts out, with razor-sharp words as always.
Uniquely frank tracks ‘Another Day (kfc)’, ‘Rodney’ and 'I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby!' have cemented Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson's stratospheric rise within Ireland and the UK's music scene. World domination is on the cards, however.
The nation’s premier off-kilter heroine is determined to forge her own path, and her latest release supports this journey - on her birthday, no less.
“It’s about realising you were ultimately the bigger dickhead in a relationship," CMAT says of the origins of 'I Don't Really Care For You'.
"I was thinking about how superiority always insists upon itself. Good people will always think they were doing the right thing in the moment, even if their actions are terrible. I try really hard to be a good person, but I still end up being a big bully sometimes. If you ever find yourself saying something along the lines of, ‘I would love him IF...’ or ‘I would stay with you IF...’ then you’re probably being a dickhead.”
“Musically, I went to my producer Oli with the vague concept of, ‘What if this song was ABBA doing a spaghetti Western soundtrack?’ and he just knocked it out of the park. I was also listening to loads of Charley Pride around that time – and the backing vocals in the pre-chorus are directly inspired by him. Rest in peace, king!”
Read our Hot Press Hot for 2021 interview with CMAT here.
The performer is set to play Whelan's on November 5, 2021 - pray to Dolly Parton and the Nolan sisters that it goes ahead!
Check out 'I Don't Really Care For You' below: