Seed of Joy- Marc Scibilia: DJ Pick of the Week

Marc Scibilia press photo by Sean Hagwell
Marc Scibilia press photo by Sean Hagwell

Jayson’s DJ Pick of the week! 

Today’s DJ pick comes from East Nashvillian, Marc Scibilia. Since his start in 2012, Scibilia has garnered over 125 million streams across platforms; scored the most Shazamed moment of the 2015 Super Bowl with his stripped-down take on “This Land Is Your Land, has music featured in a variety of films, along with 5 EP’s and two full-length albums. His latest project is his sophomore album, Seeds of Joy. This album hit streaming platforms on November 13th, written over the course of this year, Seeds of Joy is about the never-ending ups and downs of life. 

For Scibilia, over the past year, he welcomed his first child into the world only to lose his father to brain cancer shortly thereafter. This album takes you on a journey of life’s biggest joys accompanied by the inevitable darkness that follows. Scibilia recorded this album during the height of quarantine, so almost every instrument is played, produced, recorded, and mastered in his East Nashville basement. One of the standouts hits from Seeds of Joy, and our DJ pick of the day is the title track, “Seed of Joy”. This soft folk ballad is beautiful from start to finish and is the perfect reminder to live in the moment despite the troubles of tomorrow. 

“I wrote Seed of Joy after losing my father to brain cancer in early 2020 while in the midst of watching my 1-year-old daughter grow up and a pandemic unfolding before us,” says Scibilia via press release. 

“It was a tumultuous time for me with so much changing in my life (including moving out of my basement studio and building a new one in my backyard). You can actually hear my daughter screaming in the background of the second chorus. My dear friend Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem joined me on guitar and took a very Grateful Dead approach on the solo on this track. This song is about overcoming the tragedies that inevitably face all of us and finding beauty even in those darkest moments of life. The fragile thing about life (ending or starting) is that it must be seen as a seed that grows and fills you – a seed of joy.”

Be sure to tune into 100.1 FM or to hear “Seed of Joy” by Marc Scibilia, featured Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week. And we want to hear what you think! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and give us your take on the track.