Premiere: The Soothing Warmth of Marina Avetisian’s Ballad “Shivers”

Marina Avetisian © 2017

Ahh, shivers: The physical manifestation of love, an emotion so strong it can paralyze us in rapture. Marina Avetisian’s new song embraces that psycho-somatic intensity in “Shivers,” a song about the beauty and wonder we feel when in love.

Lets travel to the sunny places
New beginnings and new faces
Let it be me
I’m gonna be like nothing else you’ve seen before
Something you were looking for
Let it be me
Listen: “Shivers” – Marina Avetisian

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Shivers,” the latest single off Marina Avetisian’s upcoming new EP All Shades of Blue (independently out July 28, 2017). The Russian born, Armenian British singer/songwriter offers a sweet, warm acoustic brush of lush emotion as she croons a wild and wondrous tale of enamoration.

Shivers - Marina Avetisian

Shivers – Marina Avetisian

Shivers
You give me shivers
Come closer
You give me shivers
And baby
You may be feeling lonely
And may be
May be you didn’t notice
That your smile brightens
a thousand miles around you

“Shivers is a song about all different sensations that one can experience when in love,” reflects Avetisian. “It’s like spring time when all the senses get suddenly awaken again and everything feels light, playful, sunny and new. It is also about synchronicities, freedom and true connection with each other and with life which is one of the main themes for this EP. I was really hoping that ‘Shivers’ could be an uplifting reminder about either being in love or any other inspiring, captivating experience that just gives you shivers.” Indeed, the song does get the job done: “Shivers” sends shivers down the spine, drawing us near as Avetisian reminds us of those often scary, magical tingles that take over our minds and bodies.

Marina Avetisian © 2017

Marina Avetisian © 2017

Like two strangers meet always in time
Like a bird that is flying high
Don’t let me slip away from you
Im not yours and you are not mine
Like a fluttering butterfly
Don’t let me slip away from you

Marina Avetisian’s voice is tantalizing; her ability to evoke emotion off the softest inflection is boosted by the soothing surrounding instruments. Simple and seductive, “Shivers” reminds us of that peaceful, easy feeling we’ve all been ever-so fond of; it’s a light, fitting tribute to the highest beauty of all, that powerful emotion which stands above all the rest.

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Shivers - Marina Avetisian

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com