Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
Record label: Heaven Hotel
Genre(s): Rock, Pop
Love is a battlefieldLove is a supremely destructive force in Ane Brun’s songs, which document the devastation that ineluctably follows romance. It’s a fitting subject for the Scandinavian singer/songwriter, whose voice can be as tender as a bruise or as sharp as blame. On Changing of the Seasons, her quietly intense fifth album (but only her second to get a U.S.
The PR bumph calls Ane Brun a "Norwegian freak-folk songstress", which conjures thoughts of her writhing compatriot Ida Maria, but she appears to be wholly sane, if prone to lachrymose musing. At home, she's an award-winning big cheese, but knowledge of her in the UK begins and ends with her cover of Cyndi Lauper's True Colours, which recently found a home in a Sky advertisement. If piano-tinkling tremulousness appeals, you'll want this album.