Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his already critically claimed second album ’The Midnight Sun’ back in October. The follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ blends electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation.

New single ‘Other Side’ shows a different side to Duncan, employing a catchy melody, steady beat and frequent bass drops to create an ambient dance mood and 80’s inspired sound. “Perhaps the most poppy track on the album, this song is lyrically reminiscent of the first album. It is about leaving troubles and woes behind and escaping to somewhere far away. By this point I had toured many different countries and wanted to experience life outside of Glasgow.” Video director Helen Plumb had this to say on the video:

“Other Side is about taking yourself elsewhere to escape your troubles. I wanted the video to reflect that in a metaphorical rather than physical sense. Rondi Park, a Brighton based artist, often uses costume to embody an idea. I wanted her character in the video to experience escapism from the mundane reality she is familiar with by transforming herself into weird and wonderful entities.”

With a bigger new live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900 cap venues within a year, his live show has come on hugely. Now joined by a three-piece band, they provide the perfect backdrop for his hushed vocals and help execute the plentiful harmonies with mesmerising precision. Catch him live on his headline tour starting in January, or with Elbow in March. Full dates below:

January
23rd – Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
24th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
26th – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)
27th – The Cluny, Newcastle
28th – 02 Academy 2, Liverpool
29th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
31st – Komedia, Brighton

February
1st – Thekla, Bristol
2nd – Norwich Arts Club, Norwich
3rd – The Wardrobe, Leeds
4th – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

March
1st – 02 Academy0 ,Birmingham
2nd – 02 Academy, Birmingham
4th – Eventim Apollo, London
5th – Eventim Apollo, London
6th – Eventim Apollo, London
8th – BIC, Bournemouth
9th – Pavilions, Plymouth
10th – The Centre, Newport
12th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
13th – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
14th – The Spa, Bridlington
15th – Dome, Doncaster
16th – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
18th – 02 Apollo, Manchester
19th – 02 Apollo, Manchester
20th – 02 Apollo, Manchester
21st – 02 Apollo, Manchester

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