Azure Ray Premieres First New Music in Six Years With Clever 'Palindrome' Exclusive


Azure Ray is again. The dream pop duo comprised of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink is ready to launch its first music since 2012 with its new Waves EP, due Oct. 26. Its lead monitor arrives under with a cheekily irreverent music video. 

In the brand new clip, Taylor and Fink, clad in white clothes, carry out the emotional indie tune “Palindrome” by a candlelit piano. The video then abruptly cuts to footage of the duo with director Alan Tanner, as they focus on the set design and surprise why there aren't any "unique birds or jewels." Alternating between these two photographs, “Palindrome” is cleverly self-reflexive in an trade the place over-the-top music movies reign supreme. 

“We determined to do one thing a little bit completely different for our first video premiere after a six-year hiatus,” Azure Ray tells Billboard of their “atypical strategy to video-making.”

The duo first shaped in Athens, Ga., in 2001 and shortly joined the Saddle Creek Records music scene in Omaha, Neb., which included the likes of Bright Eyes and The Faint. Between 2001 and 2010, Azure Ray launched 4 LPs, the latter two with Saddle Creek. 

The tandem took a hiatus after 2012’s EP, As Above, So Below, and the 2 ladies pursued solo endeavors. They reunited a couple of months in the past, after the possibility arrival of a field stuffed with Azure Ray footage made them replicate on their profession collectively.

“Inside have been the unique reels from the primary document,” Azure Ray says. “Something about seeing the enormous, antiquated, grey steel packing containers made us nostalgic for these early recordings.”

Waves is set for launch on Oct. 26, by means of Taylor’s personal document label, Flower Moon Records. It's obtainable for pre-order right here.

Check out the complete video for “Palindrome” under.