18th November 2023
Time: 18:30 – 22:00
Price: £16 + BF
Everyone’s favourite global pop star ™ CMAT announces her second album with the catchy, carefree strut of Have Fun!, a sage-burning, fiddle-toting summer smash that’s as much about green parakeets fluttering around London as it is about firmly shutting the door on an era-defining relationship.
CMAT on Have Fun!: “This is a song about ring necked parakeets that are wild in London, but it is also a song about getting over a breakup and moving on from an emotional stalemate even when you don’t, or can’t, forgive the other person’s actions. I suppose it is a song about how things in life are never satisfying, and don’t make sense, but they exist anyway and we have to make the best of it. And have fun!”
Have Fun! – premiered as Hottest Record in the World by Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1 last night – is the second single from her just announced second album, ‘Crazymad, For Me’.
The 12-track album – out via AWAL Recordings on October 13 – is a “an abstract break-up album – about what happens when you are still angry about something that happened 10 years ago”. It’s also a concept record of sorts – involving time travel, Belle Epoque Paris and a woman who may or may not be CMAT in the future.
The Have Fun! video – an ambitious summary of the album’s central concept – was shot in Paris and Dublin by Collective Film. CMAT on the Have Fun! Video: “I did two days in gay Paree with a wonderful motley crew of amazing locals who transported me back to la belle epoque so convincingly I was ready to storm the Bastille by the time it was done. The video for Have Fun! Sort of encompasses the whole big wide overarching “theory” behind the album, actually. I hope you love it!!”
Have Fun! was co-produced by Matias Téllez and Rob Milton, and mixed by Matias 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.