CMAT is already a cult sensation in Ireland, with her precocious voice and arsenal of alt-pop hymns bowling over crowds.
Refusing to let the pandemic halt her process, CMAT is now making some international moves, and the UK is next in sight.
It's just as well, then, that the songwriter has made her latest single her best, with 'I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!' an explosive antidote to lockdown blues.
A song about abandon, and seeking out ways to live your best life, those themes that are pretty damn apt at the minute, while musically it touches on country's acoustic grace.
She comments: "Sometimes you just turn around and ask yourself, 'Why is my life crap? I don’t do anything, Why not?' I never really have an answer to that, but I wish it was different. I want to be a cowboy instead!"
We're able to share the video in full before anyone else - and funnily enough it was directed by Sarah Corcoran from Clash faves Pillow Queens.
Riffing on the title, the clip cross-references the classic Western flick Shane with a boozy barbecue, fuelled by a good ol' fashioned bag of cans.
"The concept for the music video was basically that I wanted to be Shane from the movie Shane. I ride in to save the party by bringing cans, and then ride back off into the sunset before I get the chance to enjoy the fruits of my labour."
"The fight scene between the two lads is a direct visual reference, and everything else was basically me and Sarah, the director, trying to marry visuals of a golden age Western movie with a boozy Dublin barbeque. My proudest achievement in life so far is that i got my baby cousins to dance in one of my music videos. They completely upstaged me and I couldn't be more delighted about it."
Also: bonus points if you spot Louise Bruton, Ireland's trailblazing pop journo and all-round good egg!
Check out the video below.
CMAT will play a run of socially distanced shows in October (this month, time flies!) - alas, they sold out in 90 minutes.
Photo Credit: Sarah Doyle
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