Cat Reynolds

Just recently London-based Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cat Reynolds shared his new single Never Wanted To Stay, the latest single to be taken from his upcoming debut EP, The Sad Boy Club, which is out on September 10th.

I am a fan of his passionate vocals and songwriting and I think most of you also enjoy his music. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions so we could get to know him a little more, his inspirations and details about the EP, among other things.


1.  First of all, I’d like to say that I am a huge fan of your song, Ancient History, which is packed with so much raw emotion that won me over from the start. Your most recent single, Never Wanted To Stay, has a totally different atmosphere when it comes to its production, being more upbeat and jovial, contrasting with its lyrical content. What was the decision behind it to produce it in a contrasting, upbeat way?

First of all thank you very much. I appreciate that a lot! I think the contrast wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision… When I wrote these songs I kind of just allowed myself to come out with whatever I came out with, a lot of the reason I believe in these songs and love them is because of how genuine and raw they are. I will admit that I love a song that sounds completely different to what the lyrical content is trying to convey so I’m sure that had a part to play in the back of my mind somewhere.

2.    What can we expect from your upcoming debut EP, The Sad Boy Club?

Well my favourite song from on the EP which is another ballad is yet to come, it’s almost like a part II to Ancient History. And I think there will be one or two surprises in there for any listeners, I’m really looking forward to it being out

3.    What is  your favourite song off of this project and why?

My favourite song on this project Is called I’ll Miss The Rain. I love it because I think it’s one of my more cleverly written songs lyrically and the production really works well with it.

4.    What are your musical inspirations and how do they influence the way you make your own music?

I think I have a lot of inspirations from different genres and there are too many to mention but, People like Theo Katzman, Still Woozy, Chris Martin, Kanye West and Jeremy Zucker have inspired me a lot music wise recently.

5.    Are you planning to tour any time soon? What can fans expect from your shows?

Yes! I am currently working on a release show in September and hopefully will be putting together a little UK and Ireland tour over the coming months! People can expect to see some amazing musicians playing with me on stage, a lot of energy, fragility and fun in between.

6.    If you were given the chance to pick an artist to collaborate with which one would you choose and why?

I think at the moment it would have to be Remi Wolf. I absolutely love her style sonically and visually and her voice is amazing. I think we would do something pretty cool together.

7.    What was the first album you ever bought?

The first album I ever bought was the soundtrack to the first Shrek movie. I think I was 4 and it absolutely changed my life. The first band's album I bought was probably Busted’s album ‘Busted’ I loved them when I was a kid

8.    What music are you currently listening to?

I never really listen to just one person or band at a time but two artists that have stuck out in recent memory are Raye and a band from back home in Ireland called Rowan.

9.    If you were given the chance to choose one summer festival to headline, which one would it be and why?  

It has to be Glastonbury, I would say that’s the ultimate dream for many artists like myself.

10.    If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life which one would it be and why?

Bruno Mars 24k Magic. Flawless album in my opinion.