If Janis Joplin and Regina Spektor were combined and made to sing over eerie folk tunes, we would have ourselves Ane Brun. Being that I love both aforementioned acts, I definitely appreciate â€œThe Treehouse Songâ€. While the lyrics are young and fun at times, the minor chords bring a darkness to the table that leave a ton of room to think to. It is good to see that folk music has a place in the scene that has been built. She is bringing something special that is not too off kilter to fall for.
The guitar picking is genius, Brunâ€™s vibrato is haunting and yet beautiful, and the ever so soft use of strings makes â€œThe Treehouse Songâ€ so worth at least one listen. Her vocal control is impressive, and her voice brings the emotion that instruments are generally relied on to do. I look forward to her release, and even more so to her US tour beginning October 22 of this year.
Ane Brun – â€œThe Treehouse Songâ€ (from Changing of the Seasons) / 2008 Cheap Lullaby / www.cheaplullaby.com /