Album: Azure Ray, Drawing Down the Moon (Saddle Creek)

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Azure Ray is the some-time project of singer-songwriters Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink.

And though it's been seven years since their last album together, neither – the now obligatory song in Gray's Anatomy aside – has set the world alight solo. Drawing Down the Moon deserves better. It is a record of majestic adult-orientated American pop. Think Aimee Mann within a subtle Southern-state twist. Instruments quiver gently behind lyrics of hope and heartbreak that draw you in while never stopping you dead.