Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, the Irish singer-songwriter who records as CMAT, has shared a new single called ‘Mayday’. It marks her first new material since the release of her debut album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead last year. Listen to it below.

“‘Mayday’ is a very sexy song about climate change,” Thompson remarked in a press release. “I found the inspiration for the song last summer. My boyfriend was on tour and flying into a country that was at the time being evacuated for forest fires. I was so anxious, I kept asking for him to text me when he landed. Eventually he did, like: ‘hey! The runway is on fire’. I thought the human anxieties of the oncoming climate change disaster are something that are either not spoken about, or spoken about in big, sweeping, dramatic statements. I wanted to bring it back down to something pretty mundane and quite funny. Like the musical equivalent of a Coronation Street episode about fracking.”

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