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Raiven

Described as a ‘musical alchemist’, Raiven fuses the disciplines of pop and opera, showcasing her artistic versatility she thrives as a mezzo-soprano singer, author, songwriter, and harpist.

Her electro-pop debut came in 2014, but her musical evolution came to the forefront during Slovenia’s national selection shows (EMA), entering several songs over years, including Črno Bel (2016), Zažarim (2017), and KAOS (2019). 

In 2021, Raiven won at the renowned Slovenian music festival Popevka with her song Volkovi. In between, she has been active in both opera and theatre, and after obtaining a master's degree from the Ljubljana Academy of Music, the singer started to explore the electro-opera sphere.

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Lyrics of Veronika

Skrila sem se v reko,
in odšla v tiho noč.

Z glasnimi koraki,
nemi klici na pomoč.

Zdaj, ko sem le voda,
v valovih iščem mir.

Utopim se v sebi,
se svetlobi prepustim.

Najdi me, rani me, brani me.
Koga loviš, ko me zapustiš?
Dvigni me, pusti me, ljubi me.
Kdo te lovi, ko se me bojiš?

Koga se bojiš,
ko svoje želje zatajiš?

Gledaš me v oči,
podoba tebe v njih žari.

Ogledalo sem brez robov.
Le odsev tvojih sem strahov.

Najdi me, rani me, brani me.
Koga loviš, ko me zapustiš?
Dvigni me, pusti me, ljubi me.
Kdo te lovi, ko se me bojiš?

Jaz sem.
Ti si.
Veronika.

Tvojo resnico le ona ve.
I hid in the river.
And went into the silent night.

With loud steps.
Voiceless cries for help.

Now that I am just water.
In the waves, I seek peace.

I drown in myself.
I surrender to the light.

Find me, wound me, protect me.
(Who do you chase when you leave me?)
Lift me up, let me go, love me.
(Who hunts you when you fear me?)

Who are you afraid of,
when you deny your desires?

You look me in the eyes.
The image of you shines in them.

I am a frameless mirror.
Just a reflection of your fears.

Find me, wound me, protect me.
(Who do you chase when you leave me?)
Lift me up, let me go, love me.
(Who hunts you when you fear me?)

I am.
You are.
Veronika.

Only she knows your truth.