Dolly Ave press photo
Photo by Dyan Jong

Dolly Ave releases a wonderful coming-of-age single, entitled, “This Is Our Time”

Dolly Ave is a Vietnamese American singer-songwriter and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released a wonderful coming-of-age single, titled, “This Is Our Time,” produced by TAG Music (Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lorde). The accompanying music video was directed by Mariah Morgenstern (24kGoldn “Mood”).

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“When writing ‘This Is Our Time,’ the title, melody, and words came together naturally. This track is a breath of fresh air for me. During a great time of uncertainty, I was desperate for a reminder to not let perfect timing dictate my decisions. Instead, I invite change, and new experiences, and call for others to join me and feel confident about themselves when they listen to the music. I grew up in a situation and circumstances that were out of my control in a state where I felt like I could never leave a small town in Missouri. I want someone to listen to my music, someone not in a big city to be inspired knowing that I too started my career with a webcam, a dream, and no real music experience.” – Dolly Ave explained

‘This Is Our Time’ is inspired by Dolly Ave’s journey growing up in Missouri and finding her voice after the death of her mother. The cathartic song delivers a powerful message about taking risks toward living one’s truth. Dolly fully embraces her life as an artist and faces the fears that come with it. Furthermore, “This Is Our Time” is the lead single and title track from Dolly Ave’s upcoming full-length debut album, releasing soon via Venice Music. The project will follow her 7-track EP, “Sleep,” released in 2021.

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Dolly Ave press photo
Photo by Heather Gildroy

Dolly Ave has received airplay on SiriusXM channel, 88Rising Radio, and the influential Seattle radio station KEXP 90.3FM. Her release show at The Hotel Cafe for the Sleep EP in Hollywood sold out and she joined international rock star MIYAVI on his 22-date U.S. tour in October 2021. Dolly Ave’s collaboration with rapper Charlie Curtis-Beard (“Play With It”) won 103.5 KISS FM Chicago’s #MusicMeetUp 4 out of 5 nights, topping tracks from Alessia Cara, Bazzi, Dixie D’Amelio, and Lil Nas X.

Dolly Ave and Curtis-Beard’s previous collaboration, “Sunlight, Quiet, Flowers,” trended at #1 on TikTok’s Original Music charts for seven days straight. Also, Dolly was named Live Nation’s Artist of the Week and cited by the New York Times as one of a handful of Asian-American female Pop Stars Taking Center Stage.

“I know you want to feel wanted.”

Dolly Ave – “This Is Our Time” press photo with horse
Photo by Dyan Jong

In 2022, Dolly Ave completed a mini-tour with SoFar Sounds and she was an official artist selection performing at SXSW ’22. In May, she performed for an Amazon Music fundraiser at The Grammy Museum. As a songwriter, Dolly recently co-wrote the track, “DUMB,” for MIYAVI, and it was released via the entertainment conglomerate, Bandai Namco. She again joined MIYAVI in October 2022 to perform during the Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors NBA preseason game in Japan.

Dolly Ave is also an award-winning photographer who has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and the Migos.

Dolly Ave – This Is Our Time” single

Dolly Ave – “This Is Our Time” cover
Photo by Heather Gildroy

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