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IRIS LUMINARIS is a song about letting go, about the picture books of our memories, about mourning the passing of a good friend and about dealing with farewell. It is dedicated to our dearest friend who left this earth way too early. He left behind so many insights, so much foresight and love. He showed us how to let go and not to take everything too seriously. His death showed us life. We miss you.



Darling please don’t go, ‘cause I love you so…
Darling please don’t leave,
you’re just what I need.
You’re so beautiful, you’re so beautiful to me.
You’re my family, you’re more than a gift to me.

I won’t hurt myself anymore!
I won’t hurt myself anymore!

Darling please don’t die! I’m not able to say “good bye”….
Your death has begun, I’m there for you when he comes.
Why can’t we stop it here?
…I’d make a promise in return!

I won’t hurt myself anymore!
I won’t hurt myself anymore!

We will be united Babe, we will be together again!
We will be united Babe, I will love you till the end!
We will be united Babe, in eternity!
We will be united Babe, so, you will see!

All the picture of you…

All my memories of you,
they are telling me
you’re so beautiful

All my memories
Oh, all my memories of you…


from FORGOTTEN STARS, released October 28, 2022
IRIS LUMINARIS is written, arranged and performed by the bottomline

Composition: Franzis Lating & Johannes Elia Nuß
Vocals, Rhodes, Synthesizer and Lyrics: Franzis Lating
Drums and additional Synthesizer: Johannes Elia Nuß

Recording & Mixing Moritz Gröger at Hertzkammer Studio (Feb. 2022)
Mastering: Michael Thumm at Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg


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the bottomline Köln, Germany

the bottomline is a multi-genre music project from Cologne admired for their captivating “melancholic-sweet-cathartic” sound. Franzis Lating and Johannes Elia Nuß draw on alleged contrary musical traditions and combine them with great keenness to experiment to a “highly individual, novel experience", that morphs somewhere between Jazz, Classical and electronic music. ... more

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