C Duncan

C Duncan

Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album The Midnight Sun last October to critical acclaim. Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut Architect won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus. ‘Like You Do’ is the latest single to be taken from The Midnight Sun and comes with this brand new track ‘Nothing At All.’ It’s out this Friday 31st March 2017 on FatCat Records. Take a listen to it now, below.

This, for me, is one of the more unsettling songs on the album” Duncan said of the song, “It’s about being deprived of satisfaction and suffering as a result“.

This theme of depravity is mirrored through the songs instrumentation. The listener is first teased with a skittering beat and a spiralling synth line that leaves the track bare and exposed. As layers of vocals and synth are gradually introduced, ‘Like You Do’ gains an almost uplifting confidence that offers an opposition to this depravity. Previously unheard track ‘Nothing At All’ produces a dreamlike atmosphere that could only be conjured by C Duncan’s ability to seamlessly weave vocals in and out of warm synths and gentle melodies.

The single’s artwork, a painting of a dimly lit staircase, is also a piece by C Duncan, who also happens to be a skilled painter. “This being another album made from home, I wanted the artwork to parallel that.” elaborates the artist. “The paintings I have done for it are of interiors – the stairwell outside my flat to be precise. I spend a lot of time out there thinking about music, and I wanted there to be a very personal element to the artwork.”

Having just finished his tour with Elbow, he has a headline tour of his own in May.

Thur 4th – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Fri 5th – Limerick, Dolans
Sat 6th – Dublin, Whelan’s
Mon 8th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tue 9th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wed 10th – London, Islington Assembly Hall
Fri 12th – Manchester, Band On The Wall
Sat 13th – Sheffield, The Leadmill
Sun 14th – Edinburgh, The Caves

Tickets via c-duncan.co.uk.

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