CMAT has shared a new single, ‘Lonely’.
The track is taken from her debut album ‘If My Wife New I’d Be Dead’, set for release via AWAL Recordings on 4th March.
Speaking about ‘Lonely’, CMAT says; “I started writing the song ‘Lonely’ in the Arndale food hall in Manchester when I was on my break from work. Anyone who has been there will know that it is as aesthetically unpleasant as it is bustling, at all hours of the day. There was something that always drew me to it though – people. I was very isolated during this period of my life and longed for a day when I could be sitting at a table of friends that I did not have. Instead, I found myself regularly sitting alone and watching strange families and friend groups, peering out from underneath a Taco Bell crunch wrap, for a false sense of comfort.
“It took me years to finish this song because I couldn’t figure out the point of it,” she continues. “Then the pandemic happened, and suddenly I realised that everybody was in the boat that I had been long accustomed to (my sea legs are beefy in this regard). I realised that the point of isolation is maybe to learn to cherish people more, and to not be so scared of them, or scared of how you are perceived by them.
“Ultimately though, I wrote this song to try and get Robbie Williams to notice me.”
The song is accompanied by a video shot and produced by Tiny Ark, featuring a lovely bit of roller skating. It premieres later this afternoon – you can check it out from 5pm GMT below.