C Duncan shares a new video for Say, directed by Helen Plumb.  The track appears on C Duncan’s debut Mercury Prize-nominated album Architect out Friday 26 February.

“Everything that Christopher Duncan (a.k.a. C Duncan) does is lush. The Scottish multi-instrumentalist is a master at crafting grand and detailed sonic layers full of emotion. So it should be no surprise that the setting for Duncan’s latest music video is just as awe-inspiring….. (the video) transports viewers to the edge of a beautiful lake surrounded by fantastic, looming mountains. There, as a semi-mummified Duncan twirls, the fabric starts to unravel and angelic and echoing harmonies fill the vast landscape, leaving him naked and free.” Flood Magazine
Watch the haunting video for Say by C DUNCAN here:

Christopher is the son of two classical musicians, but he was drawn so persuasively to indie and alternative music and playing in school bands as a teen that he added guitar, bass guitar and drums to his existing repertoire of viola and piano, studying all five instruments at the same time. The influences of these two distinct schools is clear in Say.

Christopher wrote and recorded his album alone in his Glasgow flat on a bedroom studio setup, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time, building up the breadth of the pieces. Though time-consuming, the process allowed for Christopher to lovingly assemble the intricacies and subtleties for this astonishingly intricate and subtle collection of music.

 

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The cover art for Say, an affectionate and purposefully stylised aerial view of Glasgow’s Clyde Arc Bridge, was created by Christopher himself.

A skilled and accomplished artist, his work has been exhibited at galleries around Scotland.

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