Gizmo Varillas’ Dreamy “Ojos Nuevos” Is an Achingly Stunning Ceremony of Passage & Non secular Cleanse


Tender, heartfelt, and aching by means of and thru, Gizmo Varillas’ “Ojos Nuevos” dwells in an area of self-discovery and intimate introspection because the singer/songwriter embraces his “new eyes” – a brand new perspective on life, led to by the worst potential circumstances.
“Ojos Nuevos” – Gizmo Varillas, Amanda Whiting




As an alternative of being consumed by the darkness, my “new eyes” allowed me in some way to see the sunshine.

Tender, heartfelt, and aching by means of and thru, Gizmo Varillas’ first tune of the 12 months is a painful, but lovely one.

And I see life another way… I see the world in color with new eyes,” he sings in Spanish, inviting everybody to affix him in his lovely reckoning-turned-revelry. A fascinating non secular cleanse, “Ojos Nuevos” es una canción especial, genuina, y brillante que explora lo que significa estar vivo. Varillas dwells in an area of self-discovery and intimate introspection as he embraces his “new eyes” – a brand new perspective on life, led to by the worst potential circumstances.

Ojos Nuevos - Gizmo Varillas
Ojos Nuevos – Gizmo Varillas

“I wrote ‘Ojos Nuevos‘ two years in the past, the day earlier than my dad handed away. He was battling most cancers, and I used to be in Spain by his facet throughout his ultimate weeks,” Varillas explains. “Throughout that point I felt a robust urge to put in writing a tune. I felt a way of urgency, like time was working out. I picked up my guitar and wrote it in simply a few hours. The following day, I received the dreaded telephone name that he was gone.”

The Spanish-born singer/songwriter (and Atwood Editor’s Decide) spills his soul by means of a beautiful, poetic lens, using his native tongue (which he’s achieved all through his profession, to nice impact) for an expertise that feels without delay mournful and uplifting; along with harpist Amanda Whiting, whose DNA can also be throughout this monitor, Varillas delivers a shifting, cathartic, and deeply susceptible efficiency that conveys a kind of deeper truths we every should be taught alone.

I do know this firsthand, as I realized it when my mom handed away, additionally from most cancers, in 2017. Y a través de las lágrimas, crecemos; by means of our tears, we develop.

Me enseñaste a vivir, a querer, a sentir
Y appreciar cada dia,
cada segundo, cada momento
Y veo la vida de otra manera
Sintiendo el viento, se navega
Veo el mundo en coloration
Oh oh oh, con ojos nuevos
Oh oh oh, con ojos nuevos
Gizmo Varillas © Gati Varillas
Gizmo Varillas © Gati Varillas

“‘Ojos Nuevos’ will all the time be a particular one for me,” Varillas tells Atwood Journal. “The title interprets to “new eyes,” and the tune is about that second in life once you cease taking issues with no consideration. Seeing my dad’s life slipping away on the age of 60 and never with the ability to do all these issues he had deliberate to do, turned that second for me. As an alternative of being consumed by the darkness, my “new eyes” allowed me in some way to see the sunshine. My dad was now not with me, however I selected to see his presence echoing in nature, within the chirping birds exterior his window, within the rolling hills of our hometown, in Cantabria.”

“I used to be reminded that life is brief and we have to reside it with intention and a way of function. Since that day, I attempt to carry myself in another way, with grace, grateful for each wholesome day I get to spend doing what I like, surrounded by the folks I care about. A 12 months or so handed, and I discovered Amanda Whiting’s music by means of a pal. The harp has all the time been considered one of my favorite sounding devices and after solely listening to a couple of notes, I knew I wished her to be part of this tune. She added an eerie and magical contact to the tune together with her enchanting flamenco-infused riffs.”

Y ahora llevo tu luz y sonrisa,
conmigo en mi dolor
Me acompaña en lo bueno y en lo malo
Y veo la vida de otra manera
Sintiendo el viento, se navega
Veo el mundo en coloration
Oh oh oh, con ojos nuevos
Oh oh oh, con ojos nuevos

GIZMO VARILLAS LEADS US ‘OUT OF THE DARKNESS’ WITH HIS BRILLIANT, RADIANT THIRD ALBUM

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“Ojos Nuevos” is as a lot a loving tribute to Varillas’ father as it’s an outward expression of interior maturity.

His translated lyrics spotlight the sheer, immortal love on the core of this breathtaking monitor – one which shines as a lot on the surface, because it does inside:

You taught me to reside, to like to really feel
And to understand day by day, each second, each second
And I see life another way
Feeling the wind, one sails
I see the world in color
Oh oh oh with new eyes
Oh oh oh with new eyes
And now I carry your gentle
and smile with me in my ache
It accompanies me within the good and the dangerous
And I see life another way
Feeling the wind, one sails
I see the world in color
Oh oh oh with new eyes
Oh oh oh with new eyes

Gizmo Varillas and Amanda Whiting haven’t simply created a heat and wondrous, harp and brass-fueled tune – although it’s all of those great issues; collectively, they’ve created a ceremony of passage. Whether or not or not you’ve skilled horrific loss in your life, we are able to all faucet into the deeper sentiments on the coronary heart of this haunting, emotional launch.

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