CMAT Returns With New Single ‘Aw, Shoot!’

A country-pop banger crafted in Paris, no less...

Irish artist CMAT returns with new single ‘Aw, Shoot!’ – tune in now.

The songwriter’s excellent second album ‘Crazymad, For Me’ has become a true breakout moment; already lauded in her native Ireland, this seemed to be the point that British – and North American – audiences caught up.

Nominated for the Choice Music Prize, CMAT has also bagged an Ivor Novello award nomination. Set to play London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on May 16th, the singer has just shared something.

An alluring country bop ‘Aw, Shoot!’ criss-crosses between something personal, and an oblique reference to the hit show Emily In Paris. Crafted in the French capital, it’s an addictive slice of off piste pop-fuelled Americana, with more than a little wine in its veins.

CMAT comments…

So there I was, in Paris, France, in a rented flat. I was trying to write songs but it wasn’t going very well at all. I was drinking three bottles of wine a day (Cote du Provence) and I didn’t have any human contact for maybe two weeks, and I was going a little bit crazy, voices in my head etc etc.

One evening there was a knock at the door. Who could it be?! I opened the door to find an American girl, who said the following: “Oh! You’re not my friend!” and then turned and walked away. Turns out she got the floors mixed-up, American system vs European flooring system. This was actually a seminal plot point in my favourite tv show Emily in Paris. And then? Well, I properly lost my mind. But on the bright side, I got a banger out of it!

Tune in now.

Fancy an exclusive essay from CMAT on art’s inherently democratic nature (and sh*t boyfriends)? Of course, you do – find it in the CLASH archive.

Photo Credit: Arianna Mangubat

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