Scottish composer C Duncan, who last year released his Mercury Prize-nominated debut album Architect, has a new EP on the way. The effort features four previously unreleased tracks and it will hit stores on February 19th.
As the press release puts it, “the EP can be seen as a summary of the journey that the singer’s career has been so far; it brings together songs written at various points in his life and gives the listener practical insight into Christopher Duncan’s musical approach and inspirations”.
C Duncan quotes Cocteau Twins as a major influence and inspiration and as a tribute to the legendary Scottish band, the EP’s closing track is a wonderful cover of their 1984 track ‘Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops’. Take a listen now.
C Duncan has announced a number of shows throughout February and March, with several dates in the UK and France, including a show at London’s Union Chapel on February 19th.
Architect, the debut album from C Duncan, came out last July. The Scottish composer is following it up with a special limited edition 7”, featuring a gorgeous Autumnal rework of his first single ‘For’ and a version of ‘Here to There’, now sang in French and titled ‘Ici à Là’.
As the press release describes, ‘For (Autumn Rebuild)’ “is adapted from a winsome and pretty shanty into an irresistible choral collage of Beach Boys expanse, its rhythms shifted to accent a driving 4/4 and its ended lifted in glorious vocal harmonies”. The single drops on November 7th via Fat Cat but we can already hear it.
We’re only a month away from the release of C Duncan‘s debut album. The effort, entitled Architect, comes out on July 17th via Fat Cat Records. The Scottish composer wrote and recorded the album alone in Glasgow in his bedroom studio, “gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time, building up the breadth of the pieces”, as the press release describes. “Though time-consuming, the process allowed for Christopher to lovingly assemble the intricacies and subtleties for this astonishingly intricate and subtle collection of music.”
Ahead of the album’s release, C Duncan has shared two beautiful singles off it, ‘Say’ and ‘For’. Listen to both below.