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Fast Five: Jenny Lysander



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I began making music very early on. I was 8 when one of my songs were first performed in a concert hall by a choir. I have pondered many different careers, still do— farmer, teacher, agronom, politician, writer, construction worker, psychologist… ! There are so many things you can do in life, especially when you live in a country like Sweden where education is free.

How would you describe your music?

Soft psyche folk, nice and simple.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I’m touring France right now with my first album that will be out April 27th. I’ll be doing that ’til about mid May, and then I’ll go back to Sweden to save the world a little bit by working with environmental issues. During this time I’ll also develop a couple of new music projects and ideas that’s been brewing for some time now. One of them has to do with my dream of playing in a renaissance dance band, that much I can share. And then when autumn comes I guess I’ll be giving a few concerts again if all goes well.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I would love to play with more or less any traditional mongolian artist and develop my interest for overtone singing and imitating animals and nature sounds.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

I think I’d bring something classical, by Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. Some music to decipher gradually as well as enjoy.