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Shimmering Light

by Volcano Victims



Shimmering Light is a haunting dream/nightmare pop tune mixing a gentle melody and a “semi-danceable” beat. The song intensifies towards the end with added layers of sounds and echoing vocals by lyricist and vocalist Hanna Magdalena. “Shimmering Light depicts some of the struggles we each had with ourselves at the time”, says Gaui. “The fear of letting go of your old self when in a relationship and the desire to focus on the brighter moments instead”.

The song, originally named “Evelyn” and written in Iceland, was a simpler version played on an acoustic guitar. Something was missing and the duo started to work on it again in Czech Republic. It wasn’t until Gaui added a catchy drumbeat and an infectious bass line that it took a completely different turn. After Hanna added the lyrics and melody, the song was complete.

Music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fljJLqFWnJY


You came to me
When I didn’t need you
And ever since that day
I’ve found myself in doubt of
What I used to be
I’ve changed my way
You chased me down
But what was I running from?

And I am lost
And I am broken
I tried to make myself complete
But I am missing pieces
I see your fear
And all your darkness but
Surrounded by a shimmering light
I see the beauty of you

What am I running from
I see a shimmering light


released February 7, 2020
Gaui Emils: songwriter, recordings, mixing
Hanna Magdalena: songwriter, lyrics, vocals


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Volcano Victims Reykjavik, Iceland

Gaui has been writing songs on and off for many years but it wasn't until summer 2012 he started Volcano Victims when he moved to Berlin.

The band's style of music varies from dark, dreamy and melancholic songs that are influenced by the Icelandic dark winters to more uplifting melodic indie.
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