Introducing… C Duncan
Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of Scottish composer C Duncan and announce his guest appearance at Lost Horizons’ one-off London Scala show on 19th October. To mark the announcement Lost Horizons have shared a video for “Circle”, the track from their acclaimed In Quiet Moments album on which C Duncan guests.
Commenting on the track C Duncan says: “Circle explores themes of repetition and tiny changes. Going round and round in circles for days and days whilst the world very gradually changes around you, finding comfort in not remaining static and yet not going too fast. This is reflected in the video, which is built up of videos I had taken on my phone, traveling through countryside. Nothing moves too fast or changes too quickly, yet by the end of the video you have moved through the landscape of the west coast of America to the west coast of Scotland, nothing seemingly too contrasting or out of place, yet totally different.”
Born and raised in Glasgow by two classical musicians, C Duncan studied piano and viola before taking up guitar, bass, and drums in his teens, eventually studying music composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His Mercury-nominated debut ‘Architect’ was released in 2015 and after a spell of touring the UK and Europe he returned to his home studio and began work on his Twilight Zone inspired second album ‘The Midnight Sun’ which was released in 2016 and shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. He supported Elbow on their UK and North American tour which led him to record his third album ‘Health’ at their studio in Salford with Craig Potter, which was released in 2019 and also shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year. Now back in his “new and improved” home studio, Chris has worked on new songs and soundtracks, as well as classical compositions. He is also a keen artist, and paints all his own album artwork.
Commenting on signing C Duncan Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde says: “Since hearing Chris’s debut album Architect in 2015 I have been dying to work with him. We had exchanged quite a few messages over the last few years, and after getting the train up to Glasgow to meet him over a year ago now, I knew it could become a reality. He’s unbelievably talented that’s obvious from his previous work but being involved with him initially via working on this song “Circle” for Lost Horizons and more recently as he works away on his first album for Bella Union, I have been almost speechless at what he’s capable of. Proud that we created this song together and SO thrilled he’s going to come down from Scotland to sing it with us at the Scala this October.”