Rising Sydney duo Cat & Calmell today reveal details of their forthcoming debut EP, ‘Life Of Mine’ out 25 June via EMI, and share their playful third single and video, Jorge. Premiered on triple j, the track was penned in collaboration with Lucy Pawws and produced by NZ-based producer, Alex Wildwood (Broods).
Cat & Calmell share: “Jorge is based on a true story that happened on the way to our writing session! Calmell was driving on empty and we decided we’d be able to make it to the train station but of course, we didn’t and broke down. A super nice man named Jorge was spraying insecticide on the side of the road and came and helped us out. We went to that session (although an hour late) and wrote this adorable song that’s immortalised this interaction we had with a kind stranger!”
Also released today is the light-hearted visual directed by Louis Brandt. An impressive addition to Cat & Calmell’s awe-inspiring cinematic universe, Jorge sees the pair showcase their unique personalities and flex their acting muscle playing a number of the various characters within the clip.
Darting between darkly-lit pop and shimmering R&B, Cat & Calmell’s debut EP ‘Life Of Mine’ reveals a talent for transforming conversations they have together and online, with their already present audience, into swirling, genre fleeting moments of brilliance. Lyrically, the 8-track collection touches on everything from the environmental crisis and personal toxicity to relationship drama, and learning how to face the repercussions of their actions after behaving in youthful, reckless abandon.
Of the EP, they share: “This EP is so special to us because it encapsulates a time in our lives that was full of a lot of excitement but also a lot of uncertainty. It’s such a time stamp of our slightly younger and slightly more reckless days. A lot of the songs on this EP were written a while back so it’s nice to see where we were and where we came from both in terms of our music and our headspace back then.”
Effortlessly cool and unfairly talented, Cat & Calmell made a mammoth entrance last year with their debut single dumbshit and backed it up with second track, dramatic. Both songs were premiered via triple j and added to full rotation at the station with dramatic also going ATB at Nova and earning support from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders. In the short six months since they’ve been releasing music together, Cat & Calmell have earned 3 million+ streams (and counting), won praise from NME, MTV, The Guardian, NOTION and GQ, and recently sold out their first ever headline shows.
‘Life Of Mine’ out 25 June via EMI
Jorge is out now via EMI
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