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C Duncan Shares New Song “Health”

Health Due Out March 29 via FatCat; Produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter

Feb 26, 2019
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Scotland's C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) is releasing a new album, Health, on March 29 via FatCat. Previously he 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. Now he has shared the album's title track, "Health." Listen below.

Duncan had this to say about the song in a press release: "The track is about the end of a previous relationship. It was intense but I couldn't hold onto it, and we started to drift apart. This had a huge impact on both our mental health and the only way to remedy this was to go our separate ways. It was an extremely painful breakup as up until then we shared everything, but one that was necessary to get us both back on track." 

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 distant 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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Estella Swanson
February 26th 2019
3:57pm

Duncan is amazing… can’t wait to hear this album!