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Ane Brun announces two new albums

By | Published on Friday 4 September 2020

Ane Brun

Ane Brun has released a fair few singles this year. It turns out that’s because she’s been busy pre-empting not one, but two new albums. She’s now announced that she will make up for the five year gap since her last album of original material with ‘After The Great Storm’ next month and ‘How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow’ in November.

“I’m so excited to finally share the news about my upcoming releases”, she says. “I’ve produced and recorded these albums mainly together with Martin Hederos and Anton Sundell. We started working on these recordings in September 2019, and by the end of it we had so many songs we loved, taped and ready, and none to throw away, so I decided to split them up into two separate experiences, into two separate albums”.

“Both albums deal with the bigger questions in life”, she goes on. “But in 2020 these questions have become even bigger. Even though I wrote most of them before this whole pandemic started, I feel they all have a message that fits the situation we’re in: frustration over the state of the world, how to grieve for a loved one, existentialism, love, relationships, loneliness, inner struggles, sleepless nights. I guess they’re just about being human”.

‘After The Great Storm’ will be out on 30 Oct. ‘How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow’ will follow on 27 Nov. From the latter, here’s her latest single, ‘Lose My Way’, featuring Dustin O’Halloran:

If you want to see her perform these songs live, you will – as you’d probably expect – have a bit of a wait, with her planned 2020 shows now all rescheduled. “We’ve tried to find a way, but it’s now clear that it will be impossible to tour Europe in 2020”, she says. “I’m deeply sorry. I have been looking forward to this so much! But I’ll see you in 2021”.

Here are the UK and Ireland dates…

5 Oct 2021: Glasgow, St Lukes
6 Oct 2021: Manchester, Academy 2
7 Oct 2021: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
23 Nov 2021: Dublin, Vicar Street