You and I Should Try Again (Pt. 1)

The video for Starry Skies Opened Eyes is a collaboration between Diné filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin and Tlingit Unangax̂ artist Nicholas Galanin. Starry Skies Opened Eyes features vocals from multidisciplinary Métis artist Moe Clark. The album was recorded over a three year period that saw Jackson narrowly escape death in a hunting accident, and traces his path to newfound perspectives on life through love and gratitude… friends and family.

Starry Skies Opened Eyes is a record of resonance, transformation and re-emergence—of Jackson losing himself in the blackness between light, drifting through dark horizons, reflecting the sky. This introspective illumination unfolds in a dream-like flow of cosmia, echoing out over the album’s 11 tracks.

Silver Jackson is the musical alias of multi-talented Tlingit/Aleut artist Nicholas Galanin. Starry Skies Opened Eyes, Jackson’s second album, is an effortless evolution of his style and aesthetic, where electronic-inflected, acoustic folk experiments abound with clever melodic turns and spiralling harmonies, fading and swimming through percussive clicks, crackles, and looping rhythms. Recorded over a three year period that saw Jackson narrowly escape death in a hunting accident, the album traces his path to newfound perspectives “on life through love and gratitude...friends and family”. Starry Skies Opened Eyes is a record of resonance, transformation and re-emergence—of Jackson “losing [himself] in the blackness between light”, drifting through dark horizons, reflecting the sky. This introspective illumination unfolds in a dream-like flow of cosmia, echoing out over the album’s 11 tracks.

Jackson traverses the shifting sonics of this polyvocal landscape with melodic dialogue textured by a host of collaborators, including Samantha Crain, OCnotes, Benjamin Verdoes, Jesse Hughey, Vox Mod, and Catherine Harris-White. It is the sound of a future-now, where Indigenous presence is an act of creation, continually being renewed.
-RPM.FM

Music - Silver Jackson - Starry Skies Opened Eyes ft. Moe Clark
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Credits:
Directors - Nicholas Galanin & Dylan McLaughlin
Director of Photography - Dylan McLaughlin (vimeo.com/dylanmclaughlin)
Timelapse star footage - Renan Ozturk
Woman in Water - Merritt Johnson
Woman in Car - Liberty Yablon

Dylan McLaughlin