New Release & Video: C Duncan – Impossible

C Duncan has unveiled the video for new single Impossible, taken from his recently-announced new album, Health – due March 29th

Released last month, Impossible documents the highs and lows of a long-distance relationship with an ex-boyfriend. “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 explains. Strings and oddball psychedelic sounds combine with equal vigour, it’s jarring rhythmic art-funk of offering an accurate portrayal based on personal experience

The video, filmed at Europe’s largest Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, can be seen below…

About the visuals, Duncan and its director Eoin Glaister say: “As a fan of Elvis, and especially his ballads such as ‘It’s Impossible,’ I was really excited by the idea of this video. It’s 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 colour and vibrancy, and it really is impossible not to get sucked into the weird and wonderful world of Elvis impersonators”

“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 Elvis’ I am ever likely to meet. From shaky kneed fifties kids to jumpsuit-clad Vegas’ we were welcomed with open arms”

Set for release on March 29th, C Duncan’s third album, Health, sees the Scottish multi-instrumentalist ditch his bedroom studio and work with other producers, engineers and musicians for the first time. “This was the biggest shift in dynamic for me,” he explains, “having always worked alone, it was a daunting prospect but one I knew I had to explore.” Navigating themes of love, anxiety and sexuality, Health – produced by Elbow’s Craig Potter – is a deeply personal record that delves into a world Duncan had previously felt uneasy exploring. “Writing it was a very cathartic process. It helped me through a lot of tough times and also to celebrate the good,” he continues

Full tour dates below….

15th March – SAMA’s Takeover, Paisley
19th April – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
25th April – The Cluny, Newcastle
26th April – Band on the Wall, Manchester
27th April – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
29th April – Thekla, Bristol
30th April – Komedia, Brighton
2nd May – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
3rd May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
4th May – Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds
5th May – Handmade Festival, Leicester
7th May – The Bullingdon, Oxford
8th May – Scala, London
10th May – Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh
11th May – Maryhill Community Centre Hall, Glasgow


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