ANE BRUN Leave Me Breath­less

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

Cover-ver­sion al­bums re­leased just in time for the rea­son­ably lu­cra­tive Christ­mas mar­ket usu­ally have a stink of cash-in about them, but Ane Brun does things dif­fer­ently, and with more in­tegrity. The Nor­we­gian-born, Swedish res­i­dent has fash­ioned a 14-track col­lec­tion of other peo­ple’s songs that, ini­tially, were to ref­er­ence a fever­ish love af­fair. “When it ended,” says Brun, “I con­tin­ued the project.” It is per­haps cruel to state that Brun’s pain is our gain, but the range and de­liv­ery of cov­ers here is as much eclec­tic as su­perb. From un­likely (For­eigner’s I Want to Know What

Love Is, Mariah Carey’s Hero, Ra­dio­head’s How to Dis­ap­pear

Com­pletely) to no-sur­prises (Bob Dy­lan’s Make you Feel my Love, Nick Cave’s Into My Arms), Brun un­cov­ers emo­tional tics you never re­alised were there. Ex­quis­ite. ane­brun.com

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