ORANGE COUNTY, CA | FEBRUARY 23, 2017: Orange County, CA’s rising ambient/alternative rock group Dear Kora
is thrilled to enter the spotlight with the release of their debut single “Sunflower,” premiering exclusively with idobi Radio
today. Inspired by lead singer Avery Robitaille’s move to America from Indonesia, “Sunflower
” is about running away from reality and pursuing what makes you happy, as well as the fear that comes along with settling down in a new place. Avery Robitaille explains the inspiration behind the track:
“Since I was raised in Indonesia surrounded by a variety of different cultures, I had an amazing childhood that helped to shape the way I live my life now. Each place we move to/travel to helps us grow as individuals. It opens our eyes to things in the world we’d never realized were there. It gives us the knowledge that our bodies are just temporary, and that the material things of this world are so fleeting. But the memories we make, the things we’ve done/accomplished during our lifetime, the influence we make, and the dreams we pursue are the things stays with us and make us who we are.
I knew I was sleepwalking. I wasn’t actually awake, but I was looking for something, looking for everything. “Sunflower” is a heartfelt narrative inspired by vulnerability and the pursuit of something more.” – Avery Robitaille
Dear Kora is an ambient rock band based in Orange County, California, but with international roots. Lead-vocalist Avery Robitaille was raised in Indonesia, where she found inspiration for the band’s name based on a tribe there that she holds close to her heart. The influence from her exotic home combined with her love for alternative and punk-based music helped make her decision to come to university in Los Angeles, where she combined her talents with guitarist Kevin Holm and drummer Sean Baker, to create a sound that reflects their musical tastes while bringing something new to their music-loving audience. With lyrics and a live show that stirs emotion, encouraging listeners to feel their own feelings, Dear Kora is a band that is only beginning the ascent.
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