September 21, 2023


Art For Everyone

Ane Brun’s finest songs, as chosen by her | Interview

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ANE BRUN: I picked this music as a result of it’s about one thing exterior of me, in a means. Often, if I wish to write about one thing that’s occurring on the earth, that’s occurring in society, I’ve to jot down it in a second when I’ve a variety of emotions about it. In any other case it doesn’t work.

I wrote this music throughout an election interval in Sweden when there was a variety of anti-feminist speak, about how we don’t want extra feminism and feedback like that. It simply made me so provoked. I typically assume that ladies don’t get sufficient credit score for all the things that they do. We’ve created this society that offers ladies all these potentialities, and we’re so happy with the truth that ladies in Sweden are free to do what they need, however it’s nearly like we neglect that a variety of ladies sacrificed a lot to create this society that we stay in.

I needed to make a music that was type of like an homage to those ladies, as a result of the rights we’ve got now most likely wouldn’t have been gained in the event that they hadn’t made these sacrifices. As a result of, let’s face it, most males don’t stroll the streets for ladies’s rights. Ladies march for everybody’s rights however males don’t, and I believe that’s unusual.

I really feel like, even now, when a variety of boys are falling behind at school… after all we must always speak about boys’ rights, however it appears like males predict ladies to maintain that. In fact, there are some unbelievable males on the market who’re preventing with ladies, however typically it looks like they’re simply complaining. It’s nearly like there’s an undertone of blaming the ladies’s motion and feminism for issues like younger boys falling behind at school, whereas ladies are like, ‘Are you able to please simply are available in and combat a bit bit?’ That’s the sensation I get anyway.

BEST FIT: Had been you pondering of any ladies particularly when you have been writing it?

I believe I used to be simply pondering of everybody from the massive names from 50 or 100 years again to ladies like my mum and others of her era who labored so laborious to discover a stability. If you concentrate on ladies within the ‘80s, they have been purported to be very unbiased however on the identical time that they had all this strain to be the perfect housewives, and dealing double due to that. Additionally the strain to be fairly on the identical time.

Ladies of my mum’s era had it robust, I believe. They got here from mother and father who had grown up in such a unique society, and it’s actually superb how they carried that weight. My era, we’ve got our struggles, however it’s completely totally different.

We’ve talked a bit earlier than about how impressed you might be by the youthful generations of girls arising.

Yeah, it’s simply so refreshing to see them being so pure of their means of greedy the world and embracing it. After I play with youthful feminine musicians, it nearly makes me cry to see them be so certain of themselves and their talents. I want I’d had that round me once I was rising up.

It’s bizarre to consider what we grew up with within the ‘90s. We romanticised a variety of bizarre stuff, like Fairly Girl and the opposite very unusual movies that we watched. I imply, Fairly Girl is a fucked-up film! I keep in mind for years pondering it was so romantic, however it’s not. And searching again at that Michael Jackson video [“The Way You Make Me Feel”] the place he follows that younger lady down a again road. So creepy, oh my god.

Anyway, it makes me very, very completely happy and impressed to play with these proficient younger ladies. It simply offers me a lot vitality. I can get so emotional simply speaking about it. It’s so superb to see them being so free. I like that.

Regardless that you have been so provoked whenever you wrote the music, it’s fascinating that the music comes from a spot of gratitude fairly than confrontation or anger. I believe that comes throughout actually properly within the music video as properly.

It’s a celebration, and I believe we don’t see a lot celebration of those ladies. Even Worldwide Ladies’s Day may be very a lot an indignant day. So this music and this video is for all of these ladies who know themselves how a lot they’ve fought. In case you really feel that you just’ve been in that combat, this music is for you. Lots of people have talked about this music by way of the years and I do know that lots of people really feel very empowered by it.

I believe this music exhibits a unique facet to your voice as properly.

Yeah, that was one other second the place I attempted to do one thing totally different. Like, let’s attempt to sing like Jill Scott and see if I can pull it off!

I do sing together with artists like that on a regular basis and I’ve all the time accomplished that, so this time I needed to attempt to do it when singing one among my very own songs.

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