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CMAT drops new single

Irish pop singer CMAT gave a preview of her second album with the new personal single “Stay For Something.” The single comes ahead of the release of Crazymad, For Me album out on Oct. 13.  The singer, who identifies as bisexual, premiered both the song and video on Tuesday.

“It’s basically just about questioning why I stayed / suffered in a bad relationship for as long as I did. Trying to desperately find some kind of leaning in the mess and then being embarrassed when I remember the good parts,” the singer said in a press release. “It’s not very lyrical or poetic, it’s just a lot of emotion and energy – this song, to me, sounds like going for a run at 1 am with your headphones on full blast, screaming through the streets in order to get away from your problems. I hope that at least one person does that when they hear it.”

Watch the video below:


Concert Calendar

Today: Pentatonix at Dos Equis Pavilion

Thursday: Sam Smith at Dickies Arena.

Friday: Lainey Wilson at Billy Bob’s.

Sept. 17: Keke Palmer at The Studio At The Factory.

Sept. 21: Beyoncé at AT&T Stadium.

Sept. 21: Neon Trees at The Echo Lounge.

Sept. 24: Todrick Hall at The Studio At The Factory.

Sept. 25: G Flip with Miki Ratsula at The Studio at the Factory.

Sept. 28: Luke Bryan at Dos Equis Pavilion.

Sept. 29: P!nk, Brandi Carlile at Globe Life Field.

Oct. 1: Depeche Mode at American Airlines Center.

Oct. 6: Måneskin at The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory

Oct. 13: Shania Twain at Dickies Arena.

Oct. 15: Kesha, Jake Wesley Rogers at The Factory in Deep Ellum.

Oct. 19: Peter Gabriel at American Airlines Center.

Oct. 19: Gordy’s HWY30 Music Fest: Texas Edition featuring The Brothers Osborne at Texas Motor Speedway.

Oct. 28: Adore Delano at Trees.

Oct. 29: Speedy Ortiz at Andy’s Bar.

Nov. 2 and 3: Queen + Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center.

Nov. 12: The Japanese House at Granada Theater.

Nov. 13: Kim Petras at South Side Ballroom.

Nov. 17: Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at American Airlines Center.

Dec. 3: Liz Phair and Blondshell at Majestic Theatre.

Dec. 10: Yvie Oddly at Trees.

–Rich Lopez