Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Guest Stars: Song No. 6

Ane Brun (feat. Ron Sexsmith): Song No.6

Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun teamed up with Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith for a track on her 2005 album "A Temporary Dive". The song is a love song, and one of the few marginally upbeat songs that Brun has sung, as her music usually tends to be more melancholic and filled with longing. Her voice is mesmerizing to me. It usually sounds like the flutter in her voice is out of despair, but in this track it doubles for enthusiasm.

Featuring a male vocalist in the song brings an already great song to a whole new level, making it feel more intimate and real, like a conversation between smitten lovers. Ron Sexsmith's slow laid-back vocals make a beautiful match to hers. This could be considered a duet as well, but at the same time, the song could have been successful as her song alone, and the obvious caliber of the singer chosen makes this most certainly something special.

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