Now Reading
CMAT & John Grant duet on ‘Where Are Your Kids Tonight’; watch the video

CMAT & John Grant duet on ‘Where Are Your Kids Tonight’; watch the video

Avatar
CMAT John still 2

CAMT has released her collaboration with John Grant from the forthcoming album CrazyMad, For Me, out via AWAL Recordings on October 13th.

Following on from recent singles ‘Have Fun!’ and ‘Whatever’s Inconvenient’, ‘Where Are Your Kids Tonight’ is a duet from the pairing, which started when CMAT says she has realised “I had turned into my mother.”

“It’s kind of inspired by this image i had of entering a waterfall-like portal from an Irish kids’ show called ‘Foreign Exchange’ where I’m looking at 1988 and 2023 at the exact same time every time I look at myself in the mirror. To quote a TikTok comment I saw recently: ‘The human experience is absolutely fucking wild.’”

John Grant was top of the CMAT’s wishlist for the song…

“I always knew this song was going to be a duet, and when I was writing it I always said to myself, ‘It would be so good if we could get someone like John Grant on this’, because a) his body of lyrics reflects my own life and experience more closely than anyone else working today b) I never thought we would get him. But I got him! And he is so sweet. His performance really adds the layer of profundity that I was looking for to carry off the two-ages-staring-at-each-other angle. Love him so much.”

Where Are Your Kids Tonight? was recorded, produced and mixed by Matias Tellez at his studio in Bergen, Norway, with John recording his vocals at his studio in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The video is an homage to the video for Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, “only with bigger hair and a smaller budget.”

The album is available to pre-order.

See Also
ORLA GARTLAND

CMAT – CrazyMad, For Me; Tracklist:

  1. California
  2. Phone Me
  3. Vincent Kompany
  4. Such A Miranda
  5. Rent
  6. Where Are Your Kids Tonight? (feat. John Grant)
  7. Can’t Make Up My Mind
  8. Whatever’s Inconvenient
  9. I… Hate Who I Am When I’m Horny
  10. Torn Apart
  11. Stay For Something
  12. Have Fun!

Tour dates:

July 21st – Blue Dot, Cheshire, UK
July 28th – Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
July 29th – Y Not?, Derbyshire, UK
August 12th – South Facing, London, UK =
August 19th – Camp Bestival, Shropshire, UK
September 2nd – Kalorama, Lisbon, PT

UK/Ireland Headline Tour

November 15th – Chalk, Brighton, UK
November 16th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
November 18th – SWX, Bristol, UK
November 20th – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
November 21st – Stylus, Leeds, UK
November 23rd –  O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
November 24th –  Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
November 25th – Newcastle Uni SU, Newcastle, UK
December 1st – Olympia, Dublin, IE
December 2nd – Olympia, Dublin, IE


Hey, before you go...

Nialler9 has been covering new music, new artists and gigs for the last 18 years. If you like the article you just read, and want us to publish more just like it, please consider supporting us on Patreon.

What you get as thanks in return...

  • A weekly Spotify playlist only for patrons.
  • Access to our private Nialler9 Discord community
  • Ad-free and bonus podcast episodes.
  • Guestlist & discounts to Nialler9 & Lumo Club events.
  • Themed playlists only for subscribers.

Your support enables us to continue to publish articles like this one, make podcasts and provide recommendations and news to our readers, and be a key part of the music community in Ireland and abroad.

Become a patron at Patreon!