Having last month shared the track ‘Alluvium’, and ahead of a London live performance this weekend, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter C Duncan today shares more music from his much-anticipated next studio album due for release in 2022 via Bella Union. “The Wedding Song” is perhaps Duncan’s most romantic composition to date, an affecting and wistful Sufjan Stevens-ish hymnal which also features his musician parents on strings. The track comes with a similarly beautiful lyric video which features Duncan’s distinctive animation.
Commenting on the track Duncan says: “The Wedding Song is a love song. It’s about contentment and being grateful for what we have, and what we share with one another. Unity is greater than any grand gesture.”
C Duncan will be performing in London this weekend as one of the artists at Bella Union’s Winter Wonderland concert at the Union Chapel alongside label mates Deep Throat Choir and Laura Groves. Tickets are available HERE.
Born in Glasgow to two classical musicians, Duncan played in school bands before studying music composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Swift attention followed when his debut album, Architect, banked a Mercury Music Prize nomination; its follow-up, The Midnight Sun, reached the shortlist for the Scottish Album of the Year. A support slot on tour with Elbow then beckoned, after which Duncan recorded his third album, Health, at Elbow’s Salford studio with Craig Potter. Another entry on the shortlist for Scottish Album of the Year, Health came accompanied by duly effusive reviews. Throughout his career, Duncan has banked raves from The Guardian, MOJO, NME, Uncut and others, alongside much love from BBC Radio 6 Music.
Besides support slots with Belle & Sebastian and Elbow, Duncan has gone on to fill ever-bigger venues in his own name, including London’s Union Chapel and Scala. 2020 brought another career development in the shape of a collaboration with Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde for the Lost Horizons project. Their track ‘Circle’ is one of In Quiet Moment’s many highlights.
Behind the scenes changes have influenced his new recordings with a move to a home near the water in Helensburgh a couple of years ago proving instrumental. Here, Duncan worked on the album in his home studio, writing, recording and producing himself. “It’s a very inspiring place to work,” he says, “and I wanted to return to recording from home as it gives me time and space to develop songs without any outside pressure. I feel very comfortable working alone.”