Photography - Emma Smart
'Stars In The Black' is an ode to the wanderers, the dreamers, and those in search of meaning. It encapsulates the beauty of fleeting moments and the deep connection between the animate and inanimate. Whiskey Jack's soulful vocals and evocative storytelling will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on all who listen.
Recorded at the prestigious Villa Studio, 'Stars In The Black' is a testament to Whiskey Jack's artistic prowess. Produced by the talented Josh Dyson and mastered by Simon Struthers, the track showcases the seamless collaboration of industry professionals, resulting in a sonic masterpiece that is sure to resonate with listeners.
The instrumental arrangement of 'Stars In The Black' is nothing short of exceptional. With Jack Hill on drums, Daniel Drieberg on violin, and Josh Dyson on resonator and bass guitar, each musician adds their own flair, contributing to the song's rich and captivating atmosphere. Drawing inspiration from his love for nature and his soulful introspection, Whiskey Jack's songwriting shines through in this latest release. His poetic and thought-provoking lyricism intertwines with uplifting melodies, taking listeners on a profound journey of self-discovery and exploration.
“Stars In The Black might be the best representation to date of who I am as an artist. Showcasing my love for songwriting and adventure, combined with instrumentation that feels like characters in the story. It’s an honest song inspired by experiences. Seeking out the path less traveled, hungry for a challenge, looking up at the night sky and meditating on the meaning of it all. I hope the song lights a spark within the listener, like the twinkle of a star; a reminder to take in fleeting moments.” - Whiskey Jack
Whiskey Jack has already accomplished notable milestones throughout his career, showcasing his talent and garnering recognition. From supporting acclaimed artists like Riley Pearce and the Perth Symphony Orchestra to winning the Fringe World Talent Show in 2021, Whiskey Jack has made a name for himself in the music industry. His debut EP, 'Haystacks,' received critical acclaim upon its release this year and he recently enthralled audiences at the Nannup Music Festival.
With his distinctive blend of indie, folk, alt-country, and Americana influences, Whiskey Jack pioneers a new sound in the indie folk
space, captivating audiences with his heartfelt compositions. His unique and signature sound pushes boundaries and delivers an enchanting musical experience.