Jeremy Dutcher – Skicinuwihkuk [Music Video]

The wait is over!
After winning Polaris Music Prize in 2018, today Jeremy Dutcher dropped a new single in 5 years called Skicinuwihkuk.
The leading single is taken from the upcoming album called Motewolonuwok which comes out on October 6, 2023 via his new label home on Secret City Records.
A powerful and emotional classical track.

About the track by Jeremy:
“Skicinuwihkuk” is a powerful, soaring work, Dutcher singing at the piano with a full orchestra (arrangements by Owen Pallet). “Skicinuwihkuk” translates to “Indian Land” and the song is about land sovereignty, one of many crucial topics that Dutcher intends to spark a wider conversation on through his art.

The song’s melody was inspired by a wax cylinder recording that he heard while researching his debut album. The lyrics were inspired by field notes that Dutcher came across, made by the Anthropologist that had originally collected the songs. The additional voice heard at the beginning and end of the song is Solomon Polchies from Sitansisk First Nation, recorded in 1963, part of the Wolastoq Archive at the Canadian Museum of History.

A note on “Two-Spirit” identity: Two-Spirit is a pan-indigenous term to discuss the interrelated and intersecting identities of gender, sexuality, and culture for those who may otherwise be identified as both LGBTQ+ and indigenous. This term is being reclaimed and expanded to incorporate localized understandings in our own languages.

Skicinuwihkuk gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.