What if a song had no permanent lyrics, but changed according to the inspiration of the singer? That’s the distinctiveness of Safed-based singer Tziona Achishena’s newly-released single “I Have Everything I Need Right Now.” The song taps into the dynamic tension between longing for whatever is missing in life and being content with what is.
After producing 10 albums of original music, much of it based on Hebrew verses, Achishena, who grew up in Maryland and made aliyah from Northern California on the last day of 1999, is currently creating original music in English.
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“The last few years haven’t been an easy time for me,” she reflects. “Raising three kids on my own, leaving my home, a religious community, getting out of a relationship where I didn’t feel safe, waiting and fighting for years for a get [religious divorce] and really having to start over in so many ways.
“So this song came at my lowest moment, when I really had to focus on what I had, and not just what was lacking. In the simplest way, I had to start listing what works in my life.”
The result is a new single that changes every time it’s sung.
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