By Julia Weber, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Sarah Doyle]
CMAT recently announced the upcoming release of her debut album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead on February 25th, which is available for pre-order now. She also released a new single titled “No More Virgos” and announced multiple upcoming shows.
CMAT, also known as Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, released a lyric video to accompany her new single “No More Virgos”.
“I’m the kind of girl who dates the same person over and over again. Specifically, every single one of my partners have been Virgos. I wanted to write a song that pokes fun at this aspect of my personality, and try to be a voice for all of my long-suffering friends. I just can’t help myself from making terrible decisions sometimes! Sorry!” she said in a press release regarding the song.
Following her support slot in Declan McKenna’s 2021 Zeros tour, CMAT gained notoriety for her music which Flood describes as being “music with a campy country sheen”. CMAT’s upbeat, honest songs have attracted a fast-growing fanbase. She is willing to be open, vulnerable and relatable, striking a chord with listeners who understand and relate to her emotions and experiences. In regards to her upcoming album, she said in a press release: “The goal was to make songs I wished already existed, and then to make those songs all about me and my emotional problems.”
CMAT recently confirmed her first solo mini-tour of the U.S., starting her tour at The Peppermint Club in LA on March 21st, followed by shows at The Basement in Nashville on March 23rd and at Union Pool in Brooklyn on March 24th. She will also be playing a full UK and Ireland headline tour, and will be playing at the Eurosonic and Primavera festivals in 2022. Tickets for her U.S. shows will go on sale on November 5th.
Listen to “No More Virgos” below: