CMAT has dropped a new video for her latest single, ‘2 Wrecked 2 Care’.
Self-described as “the song that would have happened in Sheryl Crow ever had to work in a TK Maxx”, it follows news of her biggest Dublin and London headline shows to date.
Speaking about the track, CMAT explains: “I wrote it during a particularly bad period for my sleeping pattern. 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?”
Of the video, she adds: “I worked out the concept for this video with the director, Avesta Keshtmand, outside a pub one day, and we had a lot of fun because it was basically just the two of us having cocktails and me showing her lots of different pictures of Miss Piggy on my phone.
“The most recent lockdown got me very into Jim Henson, and I was keen to do something inspired by his late 70’s work on The Muppet Show. We also were very inspired by the YouTube show ‘Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared’, which was a viral tumblr phenomenon when we were both of tumblr age. (Deep shame lies around there).”
Those new live dates – set for 2022 – will see CMAT play The Academy, Dublin on 11th March, with a show at London’s Omeara on 8th April. You can also catch her supporting Declan McKenna soon, and at Latitude, End of the Road, Wilderness, Live at Leeds, Wild Path and Primavera 2022.