I think it is more akin to a potential energy 'wobble' that is passed from electron to electron as a potential energy wave.
Electrons being to electro-magnetic waves as velocity is to acceleration.
Quantum is a slippery business and best left to theoretical physicists. Most of it is mindblowing, quantum observation effects and tunnelling featuring prominently in that regard. It's almost like the universe is running with a simplification algorithm. When you don't look the waves can go through objects through a mathematical mistake/probabilistic simplification where it gets away with a finding a route through the barrier and then when you look they can't because the universe starts modelling the barrier with zero permeability/porosity.