Cat Reynolds shares new single ‘Never Wanted To Stay’



Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cat Reynolds shares his new single ‘Never Wanted To Stay’ out now. The track is taken from Cat’s debut EP ‘The Sad Boys Club’, out on 10 September.


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, Cat aims to shed a light on embracing fragility and pain, especially amongst men with his music. 

He 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.

 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!”

Naming Theo Katzman, Jamie Cullum, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles as his main inspirations, the Limerick-born, London based musician draws from his combined influences as well as from a plethora of genres, from classic rock, jazz and pop to form his distinctly soulful sound. With thoughtful and evocative storytelling at its core, Cat’s music showcases his natural gift for telling poignant and vivid stories through his lyrics. 

Growing up in Limerick, Cat spent his childhood surrounded by music. He started playing piano at the age of three, and guitar in his teens. At 18, he studied popular music and voice at Cork School of Music for 4 years, while at the same time gigging around Ireland. In 2020 he was accepted to study a masters in songwriting & production at Tileyard education. Since then, Cat has been a mainstay of London’s live music scene.