Azure Ray is a dream pop duo consisting of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. The pair have been releasing music for just about 20 years, and are about to reissue their self-titled debut album for its 20th anniversary.
In this chat, we discuss the reissue, including the process of poring over that period of their lives for the first time in years, as well as the band’s origin story, which was borne by innate connection as well as shared tragedy. We also discuss what they’ve been up to lately, which included (tantalizingly) new music. And as an added bonus, we get an impromptu performance of one of their earliest-ever songs, written when they were still teenagers.