Words by Nick Mee. @Nickjmee
We’re starting to feature C Duncan with such frequency on Lost In The Manor that readers may suspect some FIFA-style sweeteners are changing hands. But the truth of the matter is that the mild-mannered Glaswegian just keeps turning out songs that draw the focus like a lyrical Lionel Messi. These are soon to be collected on an album, ‘Architect’, out on 17 July, and its latest taster, ‘Garden’ is another medal-worthy piece of poppy kaleidoscopica.
The video, below, stars Mr Duncan as a kind of Edwardian Da Vinci, a passionate prospector of science and art finding wonder in the finer works of man and nature – a feel reflected in the music’s melange of technique and beauty. ‘Garden’ is a shimmering splash of lively melody, busy with intricate instrumental trills and layered with warm, choral vocal. A champion tune, then, as we're happy to announce with clear consciences.
Architect is out on 17 July on FatCat.