Dora Jar is about to take flight

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Dora Jar is an artist of deep substance, wwith its unique brand of chamber pop, grunge and folk, she is the quintessential free spirit with an old soul.

Taking creative control to the next level with a unique, self-directed new video, Dora has been busy perfecting the process that allows her to highlight its elastic sound and eye-catching style.

From directing her first music video to uploading little snippets of herself playing music on Instagram, Dora Jar’s journey has taken her to what many consider “living the dream.”

New opening for Billie Eilish happier than ever round, Jar of Dora has been busy releasing her new single ‘Bumblebeethe first signing with heavyweight label Island Records, joining the talents of Justin Beiber, J Lo and Demi Lovato.

Dora went on to make some prolific cconnections with producers Solomonophonic, Felix Joseph, Ralph Castelli, Vron and John DeBold – with whom Dora crafted her hugely accomplished debut EP, digital meadow. Early co-signers followed the likes of Moses Sumney and Charli XCX, as well as Grimes and Billie Eilish for breakout tracks like “Poly” and “Multiply”.

Comfortably in painDora’s newest EP, released earlier this year, earned her praise from Billboard, Fork, and, FLOOD Magazine.

Last year, Dora shared a stripped-down live collection of songs filmed in Hope, Alaska (watch here). In recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, 100% of proceeds from the sale of audio on Bandcamp went to the Inuit Circumpolar Council of Alaska, an organization that exists to be the unified voice and collective spirit of the Inuit of Alaska.

Dora released her first single Bumblebeealongside today’s official video, which she self-directed, showcasing the talent of local dance students Olive and Ophelia.

Bumblebee the song is an attempt to escape the painful reality of human experience and exchange it with the perspective of a bumblebee, a creature that can see a higher frequency of light, a creature that has wings and can fly from the cold hard ground, a creature that lives in service to nature. My problems seem silly when I remember the existence of these intelligent creatures who could never be bothered by the trivial things that bother me.

Consistently delivering outstanding well-written pop guitar tracks like BumblebeeDora Jar has well earned her wings and is ready to take flight for the rest of the year and beyond – stay tuned for more music coming very soon.

Happy: How was your day? How do you usually start your days?

Dora: Great. Today I did yoga. Most of the time I do a little meditation, then have a coffee, write, play guitar and go to a session.

Happy: What is your favorite thing about life in California? And of all the places you’ve lived, what was your favorite?

Dora: I don’t live in California full time but my family does. When I lived here full time I loved to hike and enjoy driving when I’m here and walking with my mom’s dog Leo. I don’t have any favorite places to live, but there was something special about living in Poland because it’s a big part of my DNA and I started to appreciate the history and the language a lot more and connect with my Polish family.

Happy: Congratulations on your latest single, Bumblebee. Can you tell us about the meaning and inspiration behind the song?

Dora: Bumblebee the song is an attempt to escape the painful reality of human experience and exchange it with the perspective of a bumblebee, a creature that can see a higher frequency of light, a creature that has wings and can fly from the cold hard ground, a creature that lives in service to nature.

My problems seem silly when I remember the existence of these intelligent creatures who could never be bothered by the trivial things that bother me.

Happy: The music video you made for Bumblebee is so dynamic and fun. Can you tell us a bit about your inspiration behind the theme and the visuals?

Dora: I was inspired by the energy of the two dancers my friend is teaching ballet to. They had danced to my music and I was so honored that I wanted to meet them in real life and perform for them in person.

It felt right to capture the joy and freedom of this experience for the Bumblebee video.

Happy: You have made all your music videos so far. What does your creative process look like? Where do you get your ideas from?

Dora: I’m still heavily involved in the creative direction and planning of the videos – I normally co-direct with another director. My visuals were inspired by the dance company Pina Bausch, the book Jitterbug Perfume, Sesame Street, my dreams and David Lynch.

Happy: I read that you found musical inspiration during a time when you were living in London. Was there anything in particular about the city that sparked the creative inspiration behind the music you were making?

Dora: London was just the first place I recorded my original music. And that’s when I started to believe in myself as an artist and not as someone who dropped out of college confused about what to do next.

Happy: You’re opening for Billie Eilish on her tour in September. What do you expect most from this experience?

Dora: First, being with Billie, her amazing crew and family who are so down to earth and welcoming, and having the incredible experience of watching their soundcheck. And then obviously just playing in front of so many Billie fans most of whom probably don’t know me yet, but there’s something about Billie’s fanbase that makes it the best possible fanbase to play. Their energy is unmatched.

Happy: If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be?

Dora: David Lynch or Labi Siffre

Listen to Bumblebee HERE

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