Sponsor

Video debut: Mr. Jackson, “Is It Her?”

The Madison R&B singer gets reflective in the first single from his forthcoming “Black Gandalf” project.

The Madison R&B singer gets reflective in the first single from his forthcoming “Black Gandalf” project.

Madison R&B singer and producer Ethan Jackson, better known as Mr. Jackson, told us in an interview last fallthat it’s hard to separate his music from the other artists who help him get it out there, including Madison-based filmmaker Michael Doyle Olson. The pair collaborated on two videos for last year’s album The Golden Hour Groove Session—the notoriously honey-drenched one “The Golden Treatment” and a double-feature for “Ms. L” and “Synth Bride”—and, as Jackson works on a follow-up release titled Black Gandalf, the two have created this one to accompany the contemplative funk of a new song, “Is It Her?” The video opens with a hazy drone shot panning over Madison and features a series of surreal shots of Jackson singing into a mirror in various locations. Your first chance to see it and hear it is right here.

Jackson is working on getting Black Gandalf ready for release later this year, and is also working on a new collaborative side project called Blood Moon Wizards. His next Madison show is opening up for fellow Madisonians Neens’ EP release show on July 24 at Mickey’s Tavern.

Sponsor

Get your new monthly donation matched 24x!

tone madison logo in blue and yellow

At a time when Madison is going through a lot of change, we want Tone Madison to be something you can count on. You can rely on us to spotlight the artists, musicians, and ideas that make up the fabric of our city. You can rely on us to challenge the status quo with inventive, adversarial journalism, including our coverage of abortion rights, housing, and labor. 

 

But here's the thing: reader support is crucial our survival. We'll keep writing the articles you love (or love to hate) for as long as we can—but we need your help to keep our small, independent publication going.

 

If you make a new monthly donation today, NewsMatch will match it 24x! Will you help us continue to tell Madison's stories?

Maybe later

Help us give our local arts scene the attention it deserves.

Become a sustainer today and get your new monthly donation matched 24x.

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top