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C Duncan Shares “Impossible” Video Filmed at Europe’s Biggest Elvis Presley Tribute Contest

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

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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. Now he has shared a video for the song. Eoin Glaister directed the video, which was filmed at Europe’s biggest Elvis Presley tribute contest. Watch it below.

Duncan had this to say about the video in a press release: “As a fan of Elvis, and especially his ballads such as ‘It’s Impossible,’ I was really excited by the idea of this video. Its tongue and cheek nature and upbeat vibe really fits the music - and who wouldn’t want golfing Elvis’ in their video? It has loads of energy, full of color and vibrancy, and it really is impossible not to get sucked into the weird and wonderful world of Elvis impersonators.”

Glaister had this to say: “Fortunately, Europe’s largest Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Convention was taking place in our shooting window. This wouldn’t have been possible without the kind support of both the convention and the contestants to whom I am eternally grateful. I met some the nicest Elvises I am ever likely to meet. From shaky kneed 50s kids to jumpsuit-clad Vegas’, we were welcomed with open arms.”

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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