Breanne Düren (born October 9, 1987) is an American musician, best known for her work with electronic music project Owl City and her own solo work.
|Birth name||Breanne Elizabeth Dürenberger|
|Also known as||Breanne Düren|
|Born||October 9, 1987|
|Associated acts||Owl City, Swimming With Dolphins|
Born as Breanne Elizabeth Dürenberger on October 9, 1987, she shortened her name to "Breanne Düren" during college for performance purposes. As a child, Düren's parents put her in vocal lessons because she was always singing. She also took piano and dance lessons.
Swimming With Dolphins
Breanne is featured in the song Silhouettes in a side project started by Adam Young and Austin Tofte.
During college, a friend suggested that she would be perfect to work with Adam Young of Owl City. She is featured in a duet in the songs "The Saltwater Room|[The Tip Of the Iceberg]  and "Honey And The Bee", sings background vocals in "On The Wing" and "Air Traffic", and played keyboard for Owl City on the All Things Bright and Beautiful Tour. She also provides background vocals in "Silhouettes", a song by Swimming with Dolphins which is a side project of Adam Young. While touring with Owl City, Breanne also filled in for Carly Rae Jepsen on the live version of "Good Time."
Breanne sings background vocals in Jamestown Story's version of Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money. She also sings background vocals in their song Summer from their album Love Vs. Life.
Düren wrote the songs on her EP "Sparks" while on tour. It was released by her own record label, dürendüren records, on May 3, 2011. Songs included her first single "Gold Mine", "No One Else", and "Daydreams".
Rick Florino of artistdirect gave the EP "5/5 stars".
Released in April 2011, "Gold Mine"'s music video features dancing and choreography by Düren and the Apple Valley AVaires. It was directed by Brandon Boulay. Duren has often stated that the song was about how she was "at a place in her life where she had many questions" and was "finding out a lot about herself".
No One Else
On April 3, 2012, Breanne sang a duet with Minnesota based singer/songwriter Dustin Hatzenbuhler on the song "The Fight". (on his debut album Fall).
Breanne Düren (2008)
In 2008, Düren released a full-length, self-titled album, which is no longer available officially.
|5.||"They Call Me October"||4:05|
|7.||"No Magic Show"||4:34|
|9.||"Who Is To Blame?"||4:29|
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- Posted on Jun 22nd 2011 12:00PM by Contessa Gayles (2011-06-22). "Breanne Duren Is Like 'No One Else' in New Video - AOL Music Blog". Blog.music.aol.com. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- Robbie Seay Band (2012). Miracle CD. Retrieved from http://www.robbieseayband.com/shop/product/miracle-cd/.
- Einhorn, Sam (2012-02-29). Breanne Duren, 'Everlasting Lights' (Black Keys Cover) -- Video of the Day. Spinner, 29 February 2012. Retrieved from http://www.spinner.com/2012/02/29/breanne-duren-everlasting-lights-black-keys-cover-video/.
- Düren, Breanne (2012-03-05). "Breanne Düren covering The Black Keys' 'Everlasting Light'". Breanne Düren Twitter account, 5 March 2012. Retweet of https://twitter.com/coupdemain/status/176787085129297921. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/#!/BreanneDuren.
- Apple (2012). Fall - Dustin Hatzenbuhler. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fall/id508926103.