Athens, Georgia dream-pop duo Azure Ray will release a new album this fall, and we’ve got the first song from it for your listening pleasure. “We looked for inspiration from James Blake, Nicolas Jaar, and Apparat in keeping the music minimal and modern but still working as a textural and emotional extension of the lyrics,” the band stated in a press release, and it sounds like they succeeded.
“Scattered Like Leaves” modernizes through its juxtapositions: electronic textures painting a sparse but natural landscape, or lines like “There’s love everywhere/ There’s sadness everywhere/ So I keep moving.” It’s a single cold tear frozen on a warm face. You can hear the tune below — and download it for free in exchange for an email address.
Stream: Azure Ray – “Scattered Like Leaves” MP3