Song Name: Do You Remember
Artist: Ane Brun
Year/Label: 2011 / Balloon Ranger Records/Decca International
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Review by David Adair
Expect a hearty, hollow percussion nudged mingling together of jungle, pop and soul for Ane Brun’s fourth studio album. If this meditative, atmospheric lead single, Do You Remember is anything to go by? This reflective songstress slots her hovering vocals into line with the gospel, slightly tribal and distanced backing cries, as well as the ambient percussive touch.
One Last Try, represents an instrumental shift towards seeping keys, allowing this sincere songstress to instil a more chatty edge to her vocals, as she talks of an emotional dilemma. Poetic longing dominates the lyrics and its impact is helped by the clear, yet calming vocal profile. Brun’s reputation as a soothingly serious performer looks set to be enhanced.