Though Bobby Choy was born and raised in NYC, he never quite felt comfortable living there. He felt safest every weekend at church where he and his brother could be around other Korean Americans with similar life experiences. By the time he reached high school, he had moved 18 times and found it difficult to form strong connections with the people around him. It was through music and poetry Bobby was able to find comfort and joy. He had never considered music as a career path he could take as a Korean American, but with the support of his brother, he was able to nurture those dreams in adulthood.
Bobby Choy originally came to Korea on holiday and found himself compelled by the indie music scene. He eventually decided to stay and has developed strong roots in Korea for the past decade. As he reflects on the opportunities he was given, he hopes that he can find ways to help “open doors” for others and create a world where people continue to lend each other a hand, especially for his son.