Out on her own label Balloon Ranger Recordings, Ane Brun has released a new single ‘Song for Thrill and Tom’, taken from her forthcoming as yet untitled eight studio album, out in the Autumn – her first since 2015’s much lauded ‘When I’m Free’.
“Song for Thrill and Tom” is about a complex, beautiful and extraordinary love story”, explains Ane. “Sometimes my songs are inspired by other people’s lives, and I describe their destiny through my own filters. This is one of those songs, and the main characters are real people in my life, who I’ve tried to portray as authentic as possible, so that it becomes like a musical monument of the existence of their love. Like a ring on their fingers. The main characters,” Thrill and Tom”, are my dear friend Tirilleia and her Tom, the great love of her life, who tragically passed away two years ago.”
Song for Thrill and Tom takes those treasured memories and wraps them up in a sepia-tinged but never sentimental song, that is about as delicate and beautiful as you can imagine. Backed by synths, and with choral backing weaved in and out of it, you need to sit down, grab yourselves a handful of tissues, and be engulfed.
Check out the video here, a set of stills that are just about as heartbreaking and affecting as the song.