Wednesday, Feb 19
8pm $24 adv, $29 door
The recording of Ane Brun’s new album, It All Starts With One would have been underway as early as 2010, were it not for Peter Gabriel and Ani DiFranco inviting Ane on tour. Much to the frustration of her fast-growing fan base, accumulated over the previous three studio album and periods of hard touring, Ane Brun’s own album had to wait. This, however, turned out to be an advantageous move with that year spent on the world tour giving Ane time to write additional songs and allowing for further work on those that already existed. During those magical recording days in Stockholm last spring, no one in the artist’s inner circle had any doubt that the time was right, everything just fell into place.
Ane Brun and the album’s producer Tobias Froberg have been friends ever since Ane moved to Sweden from Norway in the early 00s, over which time they have toured and sung several duets together. It was two years ago that they started talking about making an album devoted to Ane Brun together, having grown alongside each other as the two talented and recognized musicians they are, they felt that time was now.
Ane Brun was moving out of the traditional singer-songwriter suit as early as the last album, Changing of the Seasons, and Tobias Froberg completes that trip, and It All Starts With One allows for his own sound to be taken to a new level. He hired two drummers, Per Eklund (Lykke Li, Miike Snow) and Ola Hultgren (Loney Dear, thus Owls) to play together on most of the album’s songs. Martin Hederos (Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Tonbruket) was behind the organs. A large part of what takes place in the musical arrangements is due to the interaction between the evocative rhythm section and Hederos’ soaring piano. Froberg only wanted bass on a single song, creating space and movement for Ane’s exceptional voice, which was flanked by, among others, the sisters from First Aid Kid (Do You Remember) and José González (Worship).