Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cat Reynolds has released a brand new single titled “Never Wanted To Stay”, which is taken from his upcoming debut EP The Sad Boys Club, set for release on September 10.
As with all the tracks on Cat’s upcoming EP, “Never Wanted To Stay” was written and recorded by Cat in an AirB&B attic in Cork last year. Written after a difficult breakup, the track looks to shed a light on embracing fragility and pain, especially amongst men with his music.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, Cat Reynolds says, “The song sounds quite upbeat and jovial but the lyrics are not so much. This kind of mirrors how I was. I was floating through life with a smile on my face but really internally I was not having the best time. I want people to realise that sometimes the best thing to do is just let life happen. I think people will get different things out of the song and I like that“.
About how the track came together, Reynolds adds that, “I recorded a simple acoustic demo and then between me and Duncan Brookfield we turned it into the large band sound that it is today. The song was a lot of fun to make as it was probably the one that was the hardest to finish production-wise. There’s a few versions of the song floating around in the Ether which I find quite funny to listen to!”
Born in Ireland and based in London, Cat Reynolds names the likes of Theo Katzman, Jamie Cullum, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles as his main inspirations, and he draws from a plethora of genres, including classic rock, jazz and pop to form his distinctly soulful sound, which is also driven by thoughtful and evocative storytelling.
Listen to “Never Wanted To Stay” below: