Don’t fuck with CMAT, that’s the moral of the story from the Bye Bye Birdie inspired video for her debut single Another Day (kfc), which sees CMAT get her revenge against the former object of her affections.
CMAT on the video: “I love really manic dancing as a mind-clearing exercise. My queen of manic dance is Ann-Margret, who I have been copying since I was about 14-years-old. I wanted to pay tribute to her and use her wild persona to beef up the unhinged elements of the version of myself that I’ve written about in KFC. Elliott Ruddy (the director) understood that was performing for myself, made it bigger, and made something that in my opinion is funny, visually musical and special.”
CMAT is quickly becoming the breakthrough Irish act of the pandemic receiving nods of approval from the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and winning legions of fans with her witty personality.