CMAT shares new single ‘Whatever’s Inconvenient’ and summer tour dates
Your favourite global pop star ™ CMAT fires the starter pistol on her second album with
a swooning, string-laden shuffle of a new single, “Whatever’s Inconvenient” – a dramatic self-examination that finds our heroine looking in the mirror and wondering… “wait, could I be the problem?” (A: probably not). The new single is out today on AWAL Recordings.
CMAT on “Whatever’s Inconvenient”: “Whatever’s Inconvenient is a bit of a mission statement for me (and for my second album). It’s a big question mark over why I am so unendingly bad at entering and maintaining romantic relationships. I don’t really answer the question here, because I can’t and probably never will, but it’s always helpful to acknowledge your own uselessness (I find).”
“Whatever’s Inconvenient” – the first single to be taken from CMAT’s soon-to-be announced second album and premiered by Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1. The distinctive “Shirley Valentine meets Samuel Beckett” video – shot in Kos, Greece by Collective Film – was premiered on YouTube immediately after.
Watch the video for “Whatever’s Inconvenient”
“Whatever’s Inconvenient” was recorded and produced with Bonny Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman (Cassandra Jenkins, Anais Mitchell) in upstate New York in the US, with additional production and mix by Matias Tellez (Girl in Red) at his studio in Bergen, Norway. It’s accompanied by artwork from London-based artist Seatton – whose work will feature across the new album campaign.
It follows January’s one-off single ‘Mayday’ and last year’s debut LP, ‘If My Wife New I’d Be Dead’ – which recently won the prestigious Choice Music Prize for album of the year. After a brief live hiatus (save for support slots with Wet Leg in the Royal Albert Hall, and the Teskey Brothers across Europe), CMAT has announced an initial run of festival shows for the summer, including Otherside (IE); Rock Werchter (BE); Kalorama (PT); Isle of Wight; Neighbourhood; Blue Dot; Y Not?; Camp Bestival (all UK) with more to be announced. CMAT will also support Florence + The Machine at her outdoor shows in Dublin and Belfast, and First Aid Kid at their London outdoor date. Further dates to follow.
May 12th – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, UK *
May 13th – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, UK *
May 19th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK *
May 20th – Get Together, Sheffield, UK
May 27th – Live at Leeds in the Park, Leeds, UK
May 28th – Neighourhood, Warrington, UK
June 16th – Black Deer, Tunbridge Wells, UK
June 17th – Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, UK
June 27th – Malahide Castle, Dublin, IE +
June 28th – Belsonic, Belfast, NI +
July 1st – Down the Rabbit Hole, Ewijk, NL
July 8th – Otherside, Slane, IE
July 21st – Blue Dot, Cheshire, UK
July 28th – Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
July 29th – Y Not?, Derbyshire, UK
August 12th – South Facing, London, UK =
August 19th – Camp Bestival, Shropshire, UK
September 2nd – Kalorama, Lisbon, PT
* Rescheduled dates, sold out
• Florence and the Machine support
= First Aid kit support
Artwork by Seatton
Photo credit: Sarah Doyle