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Ane Brun will be performing at the Highline Ballroom on February 12 with special guest Linnea Olsson. An exclusive live video of Ane and Linnea's cover of "Halo" recently premiere on Rolling Stone at http://rol.st/JaRM46
The video for Ane Brun's "Daring to Love" recently premeired on Noisey
A studio version of the cover also appears on Ane Brun's new collection Rareties, out now on her ownBalloon Ranger label. The singer is set to embark on a North American tour with Olsson, a cellist and singer who will support Brun as a featured musician. "I am very excited to perform my music in America," says Olsson. "I love touring in the states and I am curious about how the audience will receive my songs. I can't wait to get there." The tour includes stops in Los Angeles and New York; please see below for complete tour dates.
Brun's second collection of the year Rareties follows the release ofSongs 2003-2013 in May and is being praised by Stereo Subversion as "the proper monument for an artist intent on documenting an achievement" and by Ear Buddy as a "must listen." Both collections are celebrations of Brun's critically acclaimed and highly successful ten-year music career, and Rarities features lesser-known works spanning her time as a recording artist.
According to Brun, "Rarities is a compilation of songs and recordings that have either not been released, or have been released on other compilations or as singles. This is a way to empty our cupboards of recordings that have been lying around, and another way to mark my ten year anniversary as an artist." The collection includes covers of Björk and The Beatles, among others, as well as new versions of fan favorites and previously unreleased songs. See below for full track listing.
Rarities collects some of the more private moments from Brun's career. Her cover of "Halo" derives from a tradition of singing the song backstage to warm up on her 2009 tour with The Diamonds. The Beatles' "From Me To You" and Amerie's "1 Thing" were recorded alone in Brun's Stockholm studio. The piano version of "Oh Love," is a recording of a performance of the song for a small group of friends.
On the other hand, Rarities also includes some very public moments released for the first time. Brun's rendition of Björk's "Joga" was recorded at the 2012 Polar Prize Award Ceremony in front of Björk herself and a TV audience of millions. Brun remembers being "as nervous as I've ever been, both before and after." Fans may recognize the new version of "Humming One of Your Songs," the first track from Brun's very first album, from renditions at live shows the past few years.
Brun was born in Norway and lives in Stockholm. She has recorded eight albums over the last ten years. In 2005, her second album A Temporary Dive earned her critical acclaim at home and abroad and the Norwegian Grammy for Best Female Artist. Her third album The Changing Of The Seasons was recorded in Iceland by Valgier Sigursson, of which the New York Times said, "Changing of the Seasons offers the kind of comfort that only well-versed singer-songwriters can give. An album full of sad songs to revel in as the days grow shorter and colder,Seasons is Brun's strongest work yet." Songs 2003-2013 was a confirmation of Brun's achievements as a songwriter, and Raritiesfurthers that proclamation, celebrating the less-known corners of Brun's catalog.