The Blazing Rays of the Sun combine the deep head space of Portishead, the soulful vocals of Justin Timberlake, and the cinematic scale of Sigur Ros into a cathartic pop experience. Their performances are immersive but singable -- they move both body and spirit.
The Blazing Rays’ blend of art and pop was not born of intention. Their sound was stumbled upon while supporting the solo work of frontman, Andrew Figueroa Chiang. During this time, rehearsals organically transformed from diligent execution into long, wild jams of uncommon emotional intensity. It felt like they had discovered fire. They spent the following years learning how to share that experience with others, and Young Love is the first shared piece of that process.
Young Love was self recorded in basements and bedrooms over the course of a year. It was mixed by Tony Lash (Hellogoodbye, Tahiti 80) and mastered by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, LCD Soundsystem).
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The Blazing Rays are currently playing shows and beginning to record their already-written follow-up album. It sounds really good and they can't wait to share it.