Jenny Lysander – debut album, Northern Folk

Northern Folk

In September 2012, nineteen-year-old Swedish songwriter Jenny Lysander posted a cover of Piers Faccini’s ‘Time Of Nought’ on YouTube. A couple of months, and several Facebook messages later, Piers and Jenny decided to meet in London.

Listening to Jenny’s demo – and despite the hum and hiss of her home Garageband recordings – Piers was immediately excited to hear an original songwriter’s voice. Their next meeting was at Piers’s home studio in the south of France – and their very first session together was the basis for Jenny’s EP, Lighthouse, released on Faccini’s own label Beating Drum in the Spring of 2014.

Jenny Lysander’s songs have an eerie otherworldliness to them. They seem to come from Nordic ice-blue horizons, and a dim winter sun that briefly rises before setting again. There is a melancholy tint to them too: as in the haunting ‘Blackbird’, and ‘Jag Malade’ sung in her native Swedish. But this melancholy is filled with warmth and tenderness. It is as if Jenny’s quietude produces a delicate kind of joy.

“I have always liked dark and mysterious things.” Lysander says, “Melancholic things ground me, give me a sense of depth, as well as a strange feeling of safety.”

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Jenny Lysandser: debut EP and album

Jenny LysanderHailing from Stockholm, where between traveling and playing Jenny is studying Chinese philosophy, her music has an eerie other worldliness to it, her songs like the bare Nordic shores where she comes from.

In 2013 the English singer-songwriter Piers Faccini started up his own label Beating Drum. After releasing his fifth album Between Dogs & Wolves to critical acclaim, the artist run label, Beating Drum, is slowly but surely building a following for its lovingly produced music, design and artwork.

The recordings from Lighthouse, Jenny Lysander’s EP, bring together her beautifully crafted songs with Piers’s subtle and complimentary skills as an arranger and producer. More recording time has been booked this summer for Jenny’s debut full length album that will come out on Beating Drum at the end of 2014.
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