Als dit gezicht associaties oproept met het label van Saddle Creek (Bright Eyes, Two Galants), komt dat waarschijnlijk omdat deze dame naast haar solo-project zich ook nog schuil houdt achter talrijke andere pro. Deze Amerikaanse houdt ervan om te verrassen, en herinnert ons er telkens opnieuw aan dat ze zich niet aan één unieke stijl wilt binden. Waar het eerste album «Invisible Ones» duidelijk geïnspireerd werd door Haïtiaanse volksmuziek, en het kleine broertje «Ask The Night» veeleer aanleunde bij country/folk, stoelt haar nieuwste plaat «Blue Dream» sterk op nevelige, futuristische pop.
Dit derde opus is een stuk minder somber dan voorheen (zeker als we in acht nemen dat het project ontsprong uit de dood van haar hond Wilson), en kwam tot stand met behulp van wat Orenda Fink haar "dream team" noemt: de producer Ben Brodin (Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit), zanger (en echtgenoot) Todd Fink (The Faint) en de drummer Bill Rieflin (Swans, R.E.M.).
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, and the band has announced plans to release new material in 2010.
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.