It All Starts With One by Ane Brun on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sweden-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun brings a mystical world into focus on It All Starts with One, where Tobias Fröberg's production creates a stillness that makes each note ripple with greater consequence. Her voice twists the words into a seductive cry, while the reverb lets her voice bubble up in beautiful, impressionistic doses. "Words" layers her voice strategically. The multitrack voices appear and disappear without warning. Her duet with Jose Gonzalez on "Worship" is a ghost chant that, over six minutes, expands into an ethereal meditation that could double as a film score, with its dramatic strings swooshing and its tribal rhythms lulling one into a false sense of security. The album credits two drummers, and their work is felt throughout. "Do You Remember" swings with a glee that's rarely heard here. Brun's focus is mostly on lovelorn ballads where the bruises are still sensitive to the touch. "What's Happening with You and Him" is a dramatic tour de force that takes the dour folk singer into the modern age. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sweden-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun brings a mystical world into focus on It All Starts with One, where Tobias Fröberg's production creates a stillness that makes each note ripple with greater consequence. Her voice twists the words into a seductive cry, while the reverb lets her voice bubble up in beautiful, impressionistic doses. "Words" layers her voice strategically. The multitrack voices appear and disappear without warning. Her duet with Jose Gonzalez on "Worship" is a ghost chant that, over six minutes, expands into an ethereal meditation that could double as a film score, with its dramatic strings swooshing and its tribal rhythms lulling one into a false sense of security. The album credits two drummers, and their work is felt throughout. "Do You Remember" swings with a glee that's rarely heard here. Brun's focus is mostly on lovelorn ballads where the bruises are still sensitive to the touch. "What's Happening with You and Him" is a dramatic tour de force that takes the dour folk singer into the modern age. 

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About Ane Brun

With her lilting vocals, theatrical arrangements, and delicate indie folk craft, Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun (pronounced Ah-na Broon) remained a regional secret until 2003, when she made her European debut with the release of Spending Time with Morgan. Released on the DetErMine label, a company that Brun co-founded the previous year with the Tiny's Ellekari Larsson, Spending Time with Morgan won local praise for its cinematic sound and was later championed at the Swedish Independent Music Awards. One year later, Brun released the My Lover Will Go EP, as well as the romantic songbook A Temporary Dive. The latter album featured collaborations with Canadian artist Ron Sexsmith, Teitur, and Syd Matters, while its sound drew comparisons to early Neko Case, Feist, and Nick Drake. Three weeks after its release, A Temporary Dive went platinum in Brun's native country. A slew of awards followed, including the country's Grammy equivalent -- the Norwegian Spellemannsprisen -- for Best Female Artist and Hit of the Year in 2005. Brun closed out the year with yet another release, Duets, which found her collaborating with ten different songwriters. A remixed/remastered version of A Temporary Dive arrived in America via the V2 label in May 2006. Brun followed its release with Live in Scandinavia, her first live album, before setting to work on a new studio effort. Released in 2008, Changing of the Seasons dealt with shifting climates and evolving relationships, while Sketches (also released in 2008) compiled Brun's home recordings into an attractive package of demos. She appeared on Peter Gabriel's 2011 album New Blood, and later that year released her sixth album, It All Starts with One, produced by Tobias Fröberg. ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Molde, Norway
  • BORN
    Mar 10, 1976

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