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Resilience in Isolation: Light

Dylan Hoskins | Gumbayngirr

Emerging artist Dylan Hoskins makes his debut with YIRRAMBOI as part of Resilience in Isolation, performing his new song Light in quarantine.

Bursting into the First Nations music scene and quickly making mark, Dylan Hoskins has had the opportunity to perform as a vocalist at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, at Suncorp stadium alongside Jessica Mauboy, on stage with Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and at the Queensland Poetries “David Bowie and Prince” tribute concert – Seen as soulful, eccentric (and occasionally deluded), Dylan currently performs principally as a cover artist with the primary components of R’n’B, satire and sassiness, performances ranging from a simple, acoustic set in a cocktail bar to high profile galas.

Light is a response to COVID-19 and the boxed-in experience that we are all living through in these unprecedented times. Dylan wrote Light as a reflection of the heightened emotional state we are likely to be currently sharing and the microscope we hold over ourselves and others during this pandemic.

This work has an electronic vibe with a soulful touch and is full of imagery. Dylan wrote with the intension of outlining his relationship through drawing on his connection to country. Filmed from the comfort of his home, Dylan decided to film it in one take with a superimposed Animoji over his face and added thick, black frame around the shot. This is all to further the confined, quarantined experience we’re all going through and doing it in one take is a reflection of the pressure and necessity to get it right the first time during this pandemic.

YIRRAMBOI’s Resilience in Isolation program supports our First Nations creatives to continue their creative practices and development during the isolation.