Jeremy Dutcher’s first new song in five years is out today

Today, Jeremy Dutcher — a classically trained opera tenor and pianist that has been singing the songs of his ancestors since he was a child — returns with his first new solo work since 2018, with “Skicinuwihkuk”.

Skicinuwihkuk” is a powerful, soaring work, Dutcher singing at the piano with a full orchestra (arrangements by Owen Pallet).  “Skicinuwihkuktranslates 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.   While Dutcher performs some of the lyrics in Wolastoq, it represents his first time singing in English — an effort to share his story, and the story of his people, with a wider audience.  Dutcher will also share the new single via a KEXP session that is posting tomorrow morning and has announced a major fall Canadian tour. 

Watch the official music video for Skicinuwihkuk” below.