Duo Ane Brun & Linnea Olsson are Set to Embark on North American Tour
Ane Brun and Linnea Olsson's live performance of Beyoncé's "Halo" recently premiered on Rolling Stone's website at http://rol.st/JaRM46 and can be streamed and shared on YouTube at http://youtu.be/6FWG4hIzQTo. A studio version of the cover also appears on Ane Brun's new collection Rareties, out now on her own Balloon 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 of Songs 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.
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.