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.


Lavinia is:
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)