Vancouver-based sitarist and composer Mohamed Assani’s new album—Wayfinder—is the perfect album for meditation and reflection. Not only was it crafted in the middle of a rainforest, but Assani’s sitar playing and the electronic sounds also give off a vibe that evokes harmony.
The slow, melodic song, “Lullaby for Guli” is especially a testament to this as Assani drew inspiration from a “child’s first experience of music is in the form of a lullaby sung to them by their mothers.”
“My mother sang me lullabies and told me wonderful stories – stories that shaped me and how I viewed the world,” he said in a statement to press. The song itself is enjoyable as the backdrop of a Disney princess waking up from her slumber in the middle of an enchanted forest.
“This music is nothing short of bewitching. It surprises, delights and leaves the listener lifted, overwhelmed yet strangely calm. Not only can I understand how people are bewitched by this music, I might be myself,” he said.
Listen to Wayfinder below.