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Glasgow’s prodigious young talent C Duncan returns following the release of his acclaimedArchitect LP with a special limited edition 7”. The new single comprises a brand new re-write of his debut single For (featured on Architect) and a French language re-recording of previous single Here to There, now titled Ici à Là.

Support for C Duncan has crossed the board of major platforms. Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny, Huw Stephens, Radcliffe and Maconie, and Steve Lamacq are firm fans, and The Guardian, NME, The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus, DIY Magazine, Stereogum, Les Inrockuptibles (among plenty of others) have all featured Christopher’s music. Previous single Garden earned a place on BBC 6 Music’s A-list, and with his live band Christopher has performed sessions for Lauren Laverne, Vic Galloway, Ricky Ross, John Kennedy at XFM, Clive Anderson’s Loose Ends and several more. Belle & Sebastianinvited Christopher to open at their Somerset House show on the album’s release date.

A graduate of music composition from Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire, this new arrangement of For evidences Christopher’s considerable abilities not only as pop songwriter but also as a gifted academic musician. Effortlessly, the track is adapted from a winsome and pretty shanty into an irresistible choral collage of Beach Boys expanse, its rhythms shifted to accent a driving 4/4 and its ended lifted in glorious vocal harmonies. On the b-side, Ici à Là unexpectedly takes on a Serge Gainsbourg quality, an entirely different personality from the original track.