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C Duncan - Stream the New Album and Read Our New Interview with Him

Health Out Now via FatCat

Mar 29, 2019
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Scotland's C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) has released a new album, Health, today via FatCat. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also today we posted our My Firsts interview with C Duncan and you can read that here. Plus, he's separately shared the album's opening track "Talk Talk Talk" and that's below as well, in case you just want a taste of the album.

Duncan had this to say about the album opener in a press release: "'Talk Talk Talk' is about miscommunication. It's about not realizing that you're actually on the same page as someone and how a misperception can drive you apart. However, it's also about realizing this and rebuilding bridges."

Also read our positive review of Health.

Previously Duncan shared the album's first single, "Impossible," which was one of our Songs of the Week, as well as a video for the song filmed at Europe's biggest Elvis Presley tribute contest. Then he shared the album's title track, "Health" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).

Health is Duncan's third album. It was produced by Elbow's Craig Potter. Health follows 2015's Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Architect, and 2016's Twilight Zone-inspired sophomore album, The Midnight Sun. His first two albums were bedroom-recorded affairs, this is the first album recorded with other producers, engineers, and musicians.

"This was the biggest shift in dynamic for me," Duncan said in a previous press release, "having always worked alone, it was a daunting prospect but one I knew I had to explore." 

"Impossible" is about the challenges Duncan had making a long distance relationship with an ex-boyfriend work. Duncan explained in the previous press release: "At one point he was working night shifts, so it was very hard to communicate with each other because our schedules were completely out of sync. I wanted to see him all of the time, but it was impossible to do at that point in time." 

Duncan also had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "With album three, I wanted to take a more direct approach, adding even more layers but thematically and lyrically laid bare. Having someone else to bounce production ideas off was really eye-opening for me. In the past, I had been very controlling about how everything would sound but Health really showed me the benefit of working with others and made the whole process much less isolating."

Read C Duncan's article for us on his favorite Twilight Zone episodes.

Read our interview with C Duncan on Architect.

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