Self-proclaimed global pop star CMAT broke through 2020 like no other, dazzling fans and tastemakers alike with her down to earth, self-deprecating glam-pop take on country music; and as she acknowledges the wrong doings in a failed relationship with her first outing of the year, 'I Don't Really Care For You', she shines once again.
Bustling with infectious melody, her fifth release finds CMAT at her country-western best, this time with an added ABBA inspired twist, “Musically, I went to my producer Oli with the vague concept of, ‘What if this song was ABBA doing a spaghetti western soundtrack?’ and he just knocked it out of the park. I was also listening to loads of Charley Pride around that time - and the backing vocals in the pre-chorus are directly inspired by him. Rest in peace king!” she tells.
“It’s about realising you were ultimately the bigger dickhead in a relationship. I was thinking about how superiority always insists upon itself. Good people will always think they were doing the right thing in the moment, even if their actions are terrible. I try really hard to be a good person, but I still end up being a big bully sometimes. If you ever find yourself saying something along the lines of, ‘I would love him IF...’ or ‘I would stay with you IF...’ then... you’re probably being a dickhead"