With her lilting vocals, theatrical arrangements, and delicate indie folk craft, Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun (pronounced Ah-na Broon) made her international full-length debut with Spending Time with Morgan in 2003. She topped the album chart in her native Norway for the first time with the next year's A Temporary Dive. A regular on the charts in Norway and Sweden for years afterward, she went to number one again in Norway with 2008's Changing of the Seasons and 2011's It All Starts with One, her sixth studio album. In 2017, eighth LP Leave Me Breathless reached the Top Three with reworkings of earlier songs.
The album, Leave Me Breathless, appeared in October 2017 and became a Top Five hit. Brun issued two long-players in late 2020. Originally conceived as a double album, the companion pieces After the Great Storm and How Beauty Holds the Hand of Sorrow dealt with frustration, grief, and other human struggles.