The story behind "Shivers" by Armin van Buuren Feat. Susana [Interview]

Susana is a Dutch singer, songwriter and performer, who’s a well known name in the trance scene for more than 15 years. She’s did already work together with people such as Ernesto vs Bastian, Aly & Fila, RAM, Lange, Driftmoon, Bart Claessen and of course Armin van Buuren. In the year 2005 Susana did sing the vocals on Armin’s track “Shivers”, which became a big succes in the clubs and on festivals, but also on radio. And even after all those years, “Shivers” is still a crowd favorite.

In January 2021, “Shivers” was voted by the listeners of Armin van Buuren’s radio show A State Of Trance, as the #1 song in the 20 year history of the show. During the live broadcast of A State Of Trance episode 1000 Susana received a special award for this massive achievement.

For this episode of Muzikxpress I sat down with Susana to talk with her about “Shivers” and more.

Enjoy and thanks for watching!

 

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Haha. What a sweet girl. I like her.

"So when you recorded this, you didn't really know who Armin was?"
" Hmmm yeah that's true. I mean I heard of the names Ferry Corsten, and Armin van Buuren, but I had no idea who was who... They looked similar..."

She's very honest saying she had no influence on the song and the lyrics. They were written by Raz and Adrian, and she just sang them. (Them = Dark Side Of The Moon, and Shivers). Fun to hear how her career developed. It must have been exciting in the beginning having people from a completely different industry want to work with you.
 
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Funny to think that those guys would have be writing love lyrics about a breakup and signing it on the track before finding a female vocalist haha.

Great interview though. Shivers is a big love for me and Susana seems lovey.
 
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Seems a very nice lady. I can get down to shivers sometimes despite not being a huge vocal fan, she has a powerful and captivating voice.
 

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She's really charismatic! Love her energy. Made me watch the entire thing.
 
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