You almost certainly know Ane Brun. You might not think you do, but you do. For anyone who watched Sky television at some point towards the end of 2008, Ane Brun is the crystal-clear voice behind the Murdoch enterprise’s High Definition adverts, covering Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colours’ with dazzlingly fragile grace.
Brun, though, is not a one trick pony, and neither is she an unknown gem. With this, her fifth album, under her belt in her native Norway, of which two have seen US releases, the 33 year-old is if anything a dab hand at eerie glacial singer/songwriting. Changing of the Seasons, though, is Brun’s first foray into the UK proper, aided by the timely Sky campaigns, and it’s a flawed but gorgeous introduction.