Anna Rune is the stage name of Belgian artist Anna De Volder. She’s graduated at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in 2016 and ever since she has lived and worked here. Saturday June 25 she presents her new album in De Doelen. Her concert is part of North Sea Round Town.
In 2015 Anna Rune was the first woman to take home the title of the national tv show Best Singer-Songwriter of the Netherlands. With her song: That’s Life. In 2018 she released her debut album: Residue & Lovers’ Dust. She performed on stages like Sziget Festival, Pinkpop, Songbird, Paradiso, Mezz and TivoliVredenburg.
Her second album comes in two parts. The fist part: the EP ‘The Secret’ already came in October 2021. Anna bares her soul, talks openly about her eating disorder and depression. The second part For Monumental People is a whole album and focuses on the lessons that helped her rediscover her musical identity during her mental breakdown. With the album, Anna hopes to open conversations about vulnerability, self-love, and total destructive misery.
Anna Rune’s music is best described as Neo-Romantic Pop
The songs have bouncing basslines, driving rhythms, and analog synths. All of the songs are dedicated to people who had a monumental impact on her life and her struggles with mental health.
Anna Rune: ”I go and look for art to fill my head with new things, to step out of my own thoughts and into somebody else’s. Art, just like music, is so personal and is created from the passion and impulse of that moment. That impulse is one of the strongest emotions I have and know. To see that in other people is so interesting to me, how they give life to their interpretation and their being. In art, you can see the personality so clearly, and that is why I go. But also to relax, for funny colors, bouncing rhythms, and happy chaos. If you are interested in diving into your own deep tunnels of your and my mind, or in letting your emotions dance a bit, I would love to welcome you to the show.”
Photo: Rebecca Weltner