Orenda Fink is known for her quiet, introspective songs and her unobtrusive approach to singing. Her music, both on her own solo albums and with Azure Ray (the band she fronts with longtime friend Maria Taylor), tends to be forlorn and unsettling, albeit imbued with an underlying belief in the ultimate goodness of existence. The songs on her new album, Blue Dream were inspired by the death of her dog, as well as general meditations on the limitations of existence on the material plane. On the LP, Fink goes deep into the primal questions of death and the meaning of life. The lyrics are dark, but the music is bright and buoyant, although still played at the laid-back tempos that are her forte. Fink will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.
Fink: David Lynch is one of those directors for me who can do no wrong. Like no other, he perfectly captures those moments where dream meets reality, where perception shifts, and you are certain that no one can be seeing things quite like you are. His genius makes the surreal seem real and the real seem surreal. And, at the critical moment where you can no longer tell the difference, you can free fall into existential bliss and follow him on his dark ride through the subconscious. It’s always a trip worth taking.
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