Ane Brun announces the release of ‘Portrayals’, a new collection of her most popular cover versions on March 24th via Balloon Ranger Records.

Two decades into her career, Norway’s Ane Brun has come a long way from busking other people’s songs on the streets of Barcelona. And yet, in some respects, not that far after all. Now a much-loved singer-songwriter in her own right, with ten studio albums and multiple awards to her name, Brun continues to lend her singularly expressive voice and intuitive feel for melody to the fine art of the cover version.

In Brun’s hands, even songs that feel untouchable are brought close and revealed in a new and intimate light. Whether reimagining Beyoncé’s all-conquering ‘Halo’ with a cello arrangement by Linnea Olsson, or bringing a ghostly fragility to Radiohead’s ‘How To Disappear Completely’, she dives in undaunted, seeking out the emotional core of each song and working outwards from there.

Portrayals brings together, for the first time, twelve of Brun’s most popular covers, plus a previously unreleased version of the Rodgers & Hart standard ‘Blue Moon’. Collectively streamed over 250 million times on Spotify and featured on film soundtracks, adverts, and landmark TV series such as ‘Normal People’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’, Brun’s reworkings move in tender, unforgettable, and often startling ways.

Portrayals is the first in a series of planned 2023 releases to mark the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Spending Time With Morgan. “Covers have been such a big part of my career,” says Brun. “It’s almost a career in itself. It has its own dynamic. I wanted to celebrate that by giving these songs their own space.”

Ane will play live at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London this year on October 14th as part of her 20th Anniversary Tour.


22.09 HELSINKI House Of Culture
27.09 STOCKHOLM Cirkus
29.09 JÖNKÖPING, Spira
30.09 MALMÖ Live Konserthus
01.10 GÖTEBORG Konserthuset
14.10 LONDON Shepherd's Bush Empire
17.10 BERLIN Admiralspalast
20.10 ANTWERP De Roma
21.10 PARIS La Cigale
22.10 UTRECH Ronda
24.10 HAMBURG Fabrik
25.10 KÖPENHAMN Store Vega
26.10 AARHUS VoxHall
04.11 ÖREBRO Konserthuset
08.11 BODØ Svømmehallen Scene
09.11 TROMSØ Driv
11.11 TRONDHEIM Tapperiet
12.11 MOLDE Bjørnsonhuset
15.11 OSLO Sentrum Scene
16.11 OSLO Sentrum Scene
17.11 STAVANGER Konserthus
19.11 BERGEN Grieghallen

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