Our Song of the Day is from Jenny Lysander who hails from Stockholm, where between traveling and playing, she is studying Chinese philosophy at Stockholm University. The song ‘Giving Thanks‘ features on her debut EP ‘Lighthouse’ which was produced by British singer/songwriter Piers Faccini and is released on his own label Beat Drum Records. Jenny told us that the song was inspired after watching a video of a sufi mystic:
I remember one day watching a video of a sufi mystic giving a speech and he began with the words “I am trying to be… as much as possible… zero… That means I am trying to be nothing… Because when you are nothing… You’ll be able to understand… everything.. “I feel that these words have defined me and guided me in the various choices I have made. ‘Giving Thanks’ is just about that, about living with gratitude and being humble in the world for all its beauty, in the hope of eventually becoming transparent enough to be a part of it and to be in harmony with it.
It is being released via Beat Drum Records, the label run by British singer/songwriter Piers Faccini.