On a day when it seems like half the city is squinting at the forecast and wondering where to buy solar eclipse glasses, it’s the perfect time to stop everything and enjoy “Sky Wide Open,” a brand new music video from NY-based alternative songstress TRISTN that we’re excited to premiere on Pancakes & Whiskey today. Watch it right here and see why we’re currently lost in the mountains with her.
If the earthy, panoramic cinematography somehow doesn’t suck you in, TRISTN’s jubilant vocals will, and her head-on delivery adds to the upbeat sparkle of the single. The self-directed music video is a bright and promising peek at her forthcoming album, January, which is due for release in just a few weeks on September 8th. Every song on the LP reportedly tells true events from the artist’s own life, so this one was based on something transformative – and written just for her fans, to encourage a positive perspective.
“Sometimes I feel like the world is always closing in on me. ‘Sky Wide Open’ was written as a reminder for all of us,” said TRISTN of the new track. “We have darker days, of course, but we also have days we make great memories. When the sky opens wide, I hope we keep our eyes wide open. I’ve traveled all over the world, and one day, I decided it was time for me to see the magic of the sky in Iceland. I couldn’t fight it. I had to embrace what the world has to offer. It was so beautiful that I had to go back and capture the essence of this song. I’m glad I did.”
Article: Olivia Isenhart