Newcastle indie-rock band Cat Ryan returned last week with their first new music in two years. ‘Rex Mundi‘ is a dreamy, yet upbeat slice of indie-pop that’s filled with Cat Ryan’s trademark chirpy melodies and summery vibe.
Speaking of the track, Mary-Anne of Cat Ryan has said: “‘Rex Mundi’ came to fruition whilst I was visiting my family’s remote farm in rural Ireland.
In terms of the lyrics, these came about after visiting my aunt and uncle nearby, where I learned that they’d recently got a new greyhound named ‘Rex Mundi’ (Latin for ‘King of the World’), which instantly resonated with me and, as greyhounds are known for their speed, it seemed like a perfect theme to fit with the musical vibe.
In the song, Rex is running from social injustice but realises this won’t make a lasting change so adopts an alternative mindset. He attempts to fight and rise up against the perpetrators to become the ‘king of the world’. This isn’t meant in a literal sense but to place emphasis on his strong character and mentality.”
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