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Thursday 21st August 2014

Mainstream pop rockers The Strange Familiar inspired by forthcoming parenthood

THE OHIO-based pop rock band The Strange Familiar, who have enjoyed exposure through such TV programmes as The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, have released a new single, "Rain". Vocalist Kira Andrea, who is married to the band's guitarist Jeff Andrea, said, "This single is very special as it documents my thought process during our first pregnancy. Initially it was meant to be a lullaby, but it turned out to be something totally different." The song was heavily influenced by the hopes and fears of being a parent for the first time and mirrors the lessons learned though life's struggles conquered by the couple's strong faith. "We were very torn by the push and pull of what it means to bring a child into the world. We prayed constantly that we would make the right decisions for our child. We hope this song will resonate with parents, however we believe that you don't have to be a parent to relate. If you have parents or grandparents that raised you in a loving way - sacrificing and doing all they could to give you the best life possible - that is the healing 'rain' that is showered on one's life. We hope this will strike a chord."

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