C Duncan picked up some well-deserved plaudits for his debut single “For” back in the fall, and he’s followed that up with “Say,” another breezy and intricately arranged track taken from his forthcoming debut album. The Glasgow-based multi-instrumentalist cites the Knife’s oeuvre and modern composers Arvo Pärt and Henryk Gorecki as influences — they can be heard in the hushed, drawn out vocals and the pulsating, sashaying rhythm that gently carries throughout the whole song. It’s a restrained, nimble piece of work that cascades around you like a mirage in a hot desert. C Duncan’s music isn’t flashy, but it sure is effective. You can listen to it below.
C Duncan’s debut LP will be out this summer via Fat Cat.