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Singled Out: Ray and Remora

09/20/2016
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Ray and Remora

Ray & Remora just released their first full-length "Startle It Up" and to celebrate we asked frontwoman Amanda (Remora) Walker from tells us about the track "The Happening". Here is the story:

I was in my second year of college when I wrote this song. I had transferred to California Institute of the Arts, where I was studying Fine Art, and it was blowing my 19 year-old mind. And then there was a composer who played trumpet that I had started dating. It's hard to remember specifics from back then but here's something.

I decided to take a road trip after a mentally challenging week of college and after finding out Trumpet Man was heading home for summer.

I don't remember anything from that trip, just that I picked up my friend Stan, who thought he was on his way to class, and pieces from the drive home. We took the 101, Stan ran into a lake naked, I think we stopped for pistachios or strawberries or something, and then I also remember having a beer in an abandoned house somewhere off the highway near a gas station.

"The Happening" came right after this. I had been circling around two things that I needed to get away from and gain some perspective on.

1. was art school and figuring out the differences, if there were any, between the explanation and the object.

2. was about talking. Firstly, talking up in my relationships and not just assuming things will change -- actually speaking feelings, even little ones, out. And secondly, being aware of words versus action.

"It's not the way that you say these words, it's the way that they're happening".

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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