“Wanted To Want It Too” C Duncan (Maps Remix)

The Midnight Sun was recorded and produced entirely by C Duncan in his Glasgow flat, using his bedroom studio set-up, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time. Though time-consuming, the process allowed him to lovingly assemble an intricate and subtle debut album that went on to receive incredible recognition. The singer and multi-instrumentalist cites the American sci-fi thriller television show The Twilight Zone, created by Rod Serling, as the conceptual starting point. “I knew I wanted the album to have more of a theme/thread throughout it which ‘Architect’ didn’t have. I have always had a bit of an obsession with The Twilight Zone (the original 1960s series) – the strange stories, the often brooding atmosphere, and the stylised aesthetic. No matter how different the stories in each episode are there’s a strong atmosphere and look to each episode which ties the all the episodes together. Although the songs themselves, I wanted to capture the atmosphere and create something that is almost an anthology series styled album, in which all the tracks tie together stylistically without being one big conceptual record.”

Here, another former Mercury Nominee James Chapman AKA Maps has given his take on the original:

“I am a huge admirer of C Duncan’s work, so it was a pleasure to remix this track. He makes great use of harmonies in his songs and also uses very interesting chord progressions – I wanted to keep both of these elements in the mix, but also add to the the uplifting feeling of the song. Enjoy!”

C Duncan tour dates

Headline Dates
Monday 23rd January – Inverness, Eden Court Theatre
Tuesday 24th January – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
Thursday 26th January – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s (Celtic Connections)
Friday 27th January – Newcastle, The Cluny
Saturday 28th January – Liverpool, 02 Academy 2
Sunday 29th January – Oxford, The Bullingdon
Tuesday 31st January – Brighton, Komedia
Wednesday 1st February – Bristol, Thekla
Thursday 2nd February – Norwich, Norwich Arts Club
Friday 3rd February – Leeds, The Wardrobe
Saturday 4th February – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club

Elbow Support Shows
Wednesday 1st March – 02 Academy Birmingham
Thursday 2nd March – 02 Academy Birmingham
Saturday 4th – London Eventim Apollo
Sunday 5th March – London Eventim Apollo
Monday 6th March – London Eventim Apollo
Wednesday 8th March – Bournemouth, BIC
Thursday 9th March – Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 10th March – Newport Centre
Sunday 12th March – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Monday 13th March – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Tuesday 14th March – Bridlington Spa
Wednesday 15th March – Doncaster, Dome
Thursday 16th March – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Saturday 18th March – 02 Manchester Apollo
Sunday 19th March – 02 Manchester Apollo
Monday 20th March – 02 Manchester Apollo
Tuesday 21st March – 02 Manchester Apollo