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CMAT announces new album ‘Crazymad, for me’, shares lead single

The second album from the acclaimed Dublin star arrives in October.

By Nick Reilly

CMAT (Picture: Sarah Doyle)

CMAT has announced details of Crazymad For Me, the anticipated second album from the Irish rising star.

The alt-pop star, who last year told Rolling Stone UK how country influences have found their place in her multilayered songwriting, will release her second record on October 13.

The 12-track effort is billed as “an abstract break-up album”, with the singer – real name Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson – ruminating about “what happens when you are still angry about something that happened 10 years ago”.

According to an official release, the record is 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 album also features the ever-brilliant John Grant.”

The ‘Have Fun!’ video, meanwhile, was shot across locations in Paris and Dublin.

“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,” said CMAT.

“The video for Have Fun! Sort of encompasses the whole big wide overarching “theory” behind the album, actually. I hope you love it!!”

She’ll also hit the road this Autumn for an extensive UK and Ireland tour. Find details of that below.

November 15th – Chalk, Brighton, UK
November 16th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
November 18th – SWX, Bristol, UK
November 20th – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
November 21st – Stylus, Leeds, UK
November 23rd –  O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
November 24th –  Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
November 25th – Newcastle Uni SU, Newcastle, UK
December 1st – Olympia, Dublin, IE
December 2nd – Olympia, Dublin, IE