John Grant announced acclaimed Norwegian artist Ane Brun and Galway artist Somerville as special guests for his biggest Irish concert to date which will take place in the stunning surroundings of Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on Saturday July 9th.
The vibrant front cover of Ane Brun’s sixth studio album shows her gazing wistfully into the middle distance, an indefinable expression of what could be expectation, nerves or loneliness on her face. In her hands, she holds a bunch of blood red roses. Whether she’s about to leave, or has just arrived, is unclear from Swedish artist Aida Chehrehgosha’s portrait, as is whether the flowers are a gift for Brun or someone else. Even the title is open to interpretation: does this freedom exist already, or is it something longed for but still unattained? Such ambiguity lies at the heart of When I’m Free, arguably the Norwegian born, Swedish-based singer and songwriter’s most ambitious album to date. It’s a lyrically and musically bold record that addresses change in many forms, a snapshot of a life in flux that even the typically humble Brun concedes is “probably more extrovert and dynamic than any of my previous work.”
Brun’s last Dublin visit was a sold out show in Vicar Street in December 2015 where patrons could be heard proclaiming such things as “gig of the year”.
“Distinctive, spontaneous (and immeasurably confident with it), as well as possessing a crystal-clear voice, she sets a beguiling soul/jazz trap from which there is no escape.” – Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times ****
Tickets for John Grant + special guests Ane Brun and Somerville are on sale now priced €40 available from:-
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