‘The Song Gardeners’ are hailed as the true representatives of the New Age Pop Genre. Their expert art has helped accomplish a range of songs impregnated with powerful messages for all people looking for some real inspiration from music. ‘Present’ is one of their award-winning singles sporting a timeless and universal philosophy cast in the language you and I can comprehend easily.
As a student of Philosophy, insightful reflections on man and mind have always attracted me. When I recently stumbled upon the single “Present’, a burst of curiosity invaded me and I really could not wait to see what the song had in store for the inquisitive learner in me. When I actually set out to listen to the song, it was a lavish treat giving me much more than what I expected. Yes, the song was a double bonanza – the music is enthralling and the message is inspiring. So, ‘Present’ highly appealed to the ‘Philosopher’ as well as the ‘Music Lover’ in me.
‘Present’ is one of the precious crown jewels to the accomplishments of ‘The Song Gardeners’. Corrie M. Dunn has worked with words and music. Mary P. Gospe has joined Corrie for the words, while David Scheibner has produced and mixed the single. Corrie Dunn is also the lead vocalist for the single and plays Nord Keyboard besides delivering the backing vocals along with Mary Gospe. James Butler is on bass and keyboard and David Scheibner joins the team on guitars.
Different schools of thought teach meditation differently. ‘Present’ can as well be called a treatise on the ‘Art of Meditation’, in teaching meditation to a layman in a simple language. At the same time, when we delve deep into its message, we are awe-inspired by the profundity of the meditation strategy the author has prescribed for a beginner. Nevertheless, a seasoned meditator will find the lyrics containing an immensely deep interpretation of “What is Meditation?”
Be One with the moment
The essence of meditation is a single point focus to the complete exclusion of other thoughts. The lyricist enjoins the meditator to live in the ‘Present’ moment, completely free from the distractions of the world around. Meditation also involves completely excluding thoughts about the past and future. When the message is grasped clearly, meditation becomes an effortless experience.
Belonging to the pop music genre and sporting a thrilling beat all along, this single may not be a ‘Guided Meditation Exercise’. However, it is an insightful work in guiding the audience with the philosophy of meditation as well as enjoining them to live in the present to augment the power of the mind.