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Orenda Fink

Ask the Night

Ask the Night (2009)



Orenda Fink (born September 18, 1975) is an American musician on Saddle Creek Records.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, Fink was half of the Southern dream pop duo Azure Ray from 2001 to 2004. Fink is also a former member of Now It’s Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. She released her first full-length solo album Invisible Ones on August 23, 2005. She is married to Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle) of The Faint, another Saddle Creek band. Fink uses Garrison guitars.

Fink said she had a spiritual awakening while in Haiti and her solo music is inspired, in part, by Haitian folk music. In 2006, she formed a new band, Art in Manila, originally named Art Bell. The band’s debut album was released on Saddle Creek on August 7, 2007.

Orenda and her long-time friend, Cedric Lemoyne (bassist for Remy Zero) have collaborated to form a project called O+S. The album is indie rock-based, coming from sounds Orenda recorded in Haiti and other places. Cedric made loops out of the sounds and wrote songs based on them. The album was released on March 24, 2009 on Saddle Creek Records.

Her second solo album, Ask the Night was released on Saddle Creek Records on October 6, 2009, including the song "Why is The Night Sad" played with Azure Ray at their reunion show in Los Angeles on November 15, 2008. This was followed by a more extensive West Coast tour in July 2009.

Orenda began recording her third solo album in December 2013. Collaborating on the album is her "dream team," Ben Brodin, husband Todd Fink and Bill Rieflin. Blue Dream was released on Saddle Creek Records on August 19, 2014.