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C Duncan Explores Jealousy at a Bingo Night in the “Talk Talk Talk” Video

Health Out Now via FatCat

Apr 30, 2019 C Duncan Bookmark and Share

Scotland’s C Duncan (aka Chris Duncan) released a new album, Health, in March via FatCat. Now he has shared a video for album opener “Talk Talk Talk.” Eoin Glaister directed the clip, which takes place at a UK bingo parlor as two older ladies vie for the attention of the dashing bingo announcer. Watch it below.

Duncan had this to say about the video in a press release: “The video for ‘Talk Talk Talk’ continues in the same vein as ‘Impossible.’ It’s off the wall and fun, which matches the nature of the song perfectly. The use of color and lively imagery juxtaposed with the reality of the setting work well in creating a surreal world that is both tongue and cheek yet emotive.”

Read our recent My Firsts interview with C Duncan, where he talks about his first broken heart (which was quite recent), his first job, his inaugural email address (which he can still be reached at), and the actor he still has a crush on nearly two decades later.

Also read our positive review of Health.

Previously Duncan shared Health‘s aforementioned 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). Just before the album’s release he shared its opening track “Talk Talk Talk” (which was an honorable mention on our Songs of the Week list, only because another song of his made the main list). When Health was released, album track “Holiday Home” was also one of our Songs of the Week.

Then we were honored to premiere a new version of “Impossible,” which Duncan recorded exclusively for Under the Radar to debut. The new version was slower, rawer, and more electronic in nature. It 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.”

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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