CMAT Collaborates With John Grant
CMAT has dropped new single “Where Are Your Kids Tonight?” featuring John Grant, the track is off her forthcoming album Crazymad, For Me, available October 13th via AWAL.
CMAT on “Where Are Your Kids Tonight?”: “I wrote this song when I realized 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 on “Where Are Your Kids Tonight?”: “Mega-chuffed that Ciara invited me to be on this beautiful track. Love the lyrics”
“Where Are Your Kids Tonight?” follows a busy period for the artist, including a breakout Glastonbury moment on the Woodsies stage, followed by a solo acoustic number post-Elton John on the BBC’s live coverage, two huge outdoor supports to Florence and the Machine in Dublin and Belfast and her first festival headline at Otherside in her native Ireland.
“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.
CMAT on working with John Grant: “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 his body of lyrics reflects my own life and experience more closely than anyone else working today and 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.”
The “Where Are Your Kids Tonight?” video – featuring both CMAT and John – is a gentle homage to the oft-overlooked clip for Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, only with bigger hair and a smaller budget.
CMAT’s new album, the 12-track Crazymad, For Me – out via AWAL Recordings on October 13 – is a “an abstract break-up album – about what happens when you are still angry about something that happened 10 years ago”. It’s also a concept record of sorts – involving time travel, Belle Epoque Paris and a woman who may or may not be CMAT in the future.
Crazymad, For Me
2. Phone Me
3. Vincent Kompany
4. Such A Miranda
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!
CMAT 2023 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
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BOLD dates are headline shows
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