Lavinia's “Halos” was a long time in the making before it found a home on their upcoming EP, Take Shelter, having seen several incarnations before meeting its true form. “'Halo''s lyrics were something I had scrawled down in a notebook way before we recorded it, as the song had existed for us in various formats before we actually finished it,” says vocalist/guitarist Nate Shumaker.
“I had shelved the words because at the time I thought them to be too dramatic, but as the song took shape, I felt like they worked in the sense that they conveyed the emotion of seeing someone disintegrate emotionally, while knowing at the same time it is happening to your own self. [It conveys] a sense of a personal struggle to be well and to overcome the emotional demons that you just aren't able to without help. I hope that makes sense to someone else out there.”
Take Shelter is out tomorrow, May 28 via the Mylene Sheath. You can preorder the 7″ through their online store.
Vocalist/Guitarist Nate Shumaker (ex-Eksi Ekso, On Fire)
Drummer Alex Mihm (Eksi Ekso)
Guitarist Philip Jamieson (Caspian)
Bassist John Helmig (formerly of Everdown, Crown Vict)