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LISTEN: Ane Brun - The Opening
Laurie Tuffrey , October 11th, 2013 09:55

First listen to track from recently-released Rarities compilation

Following her Songs 2003-2013 compilation released earlier this year, Sweden-based Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun has put out an accompanying, double-disc Rarities collection, also on her Balloon Ranger Recordings label.

The album comes in response to fan requests, with Brun saying: "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."

She's currently on tour to mark the album's release - have a look at dates below - and to coincide with that, we've got a first play of the track 'The Opening', which Brun wrote for the final episode of the Wallander TV series and features the Swedish string/percussion collective Fleshquartet.

Says Brun of the track: "I got the script for the very last Wallander film, and wrote these lyrics inspired by the main character. It’s about trying to move forward when you find yourself at a standstill. It’s an encouraging song about daring to take a step in any direction when you feel stuck. Sometimes it’s just a small step or a short conversation - or sometimes just a single word - that can set off the necessary process of change."

Have a listen to the track below and get the hold of the album, either digitally or physically:

Fri 11 - Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sat 12 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sun 13 - Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
Wed 16 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Thu 17 - Alhambra, Paris, France
Fri 18 - Paard van Troje, The Hague, The Netherlands
Sun 20 - Passionskirche, Berlin, Germany
Tue 22 - Palac Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
Wed 23 - Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
Thu 24 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
Sat 26 - Kaufleuten, Zürich, Switzerland

Thu 14 - The Forum, London
Fri 15 - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Sat 16 - Vicar St., Dublin
Mon 18 - Òran Mór, Glasgow
Thu 21 - iKSV Salon, Istanbul, Turkey
Fri 22 - iKSV Salon, Istanbul, Turkey
Sat 23 - iKSV Salon, Istanbul, Turkey
Sun 24 - Auditorium Parco Musica, Rome, Italy

Tue 3 - Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
Sat 7 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway