Breanne Düren

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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.

Breanne Düren
Birth name Breanne Elizabeth Dürenberger
Also known as Breanne Düren
Born (1987-10-09) October 9, 1987 (age 26)
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Years active 2008-Present
Labels dürendüren records
Associated acts Owl City, Swimming With Dolphins
Website breanneduren.com

Early Years[edit]

Born as Breanne Elizabeth Dürenberger on October 9, 1987,[1] 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.

Owl City[edit]

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",[2] and "Honey And The Bee" and sings background vocals in "On The Wing" and "Air Traffic". She also plays the keyboard and provides backing vocals for Owl City on his tours. While touring with Owl City in 2012, Düren filled in for Carly Rae Jepsen on the live version of "Good Time." She also provides backing vocals in "Silhouettes", a song by Swimming with Dolphins which Young was previously a member of.

Jamestown Story[edit]

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.

Sparks EP[edit]

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".[3]

Rick Florino of artistdirect gave the EP "5/5 stars".[4]

Gold Mine[edit]

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.[5] 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".[6]

No One Else[edit]

"No One Else"'s music video was released June 23, 2011, and was also directed by Brandon Boulay.[7] Duren has stated that the song was about being on the road but missing her loved ones at home.[8]

Other works[edit]

In 2010, Breanne was featured on the song "Lament" by Robbie Seay Band (on their album Miracle).[9]

On March 5, 2010, Breanne released a cover song titled "Everlasting Light", originally performed by The Black Keys, via her Twitter account.[10][11]

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).[12]

On March 2, 2014, Porter Robinson released the lead single from his album "worlds", titled "Sea of Voices". It features uncredited vocals by Breanne.[citation needed]

Breanne Düren (2008)[edit]

In 2008, Düren released a full-length, self-titled album, which is no longer available officially.

No. Title Length
1. "Lenses"   2:59
2. "Black Coffee"   3:20
3. "Doctor"   3:43
4. "Warm Water"   5:29
5. "They Call Me October"   4:05
6. "After You"   4:11
7. "No Magic Show"   4:34
8. "Speak"   5:00
9. "Who Is To Blame?"   4:29
10. "Untitled"   5:46
11. "Steady"   5:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breanne Düren Blog". 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ http://requiem4adream.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/the-saltwater-room-by-owl-city-feat-breanne-duren/
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Sparks - EP by Breanne Düren". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Breanne Düren "Sparks" Review — 5 out of 5 stars - ARTISTdirect News". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  5. ^ Belz, Leigh (2011-04-29). "Watch Breanne Duren's Exclusive "Gold Mine" Video Premiere: Music Blogger: Industry Insider". teenvogue.com. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Name (required) (2011-06-30). "BREANNE DÜREN: Putting the Spark in Sparkle". Ivy League Spins. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Robbie Seay Band (2012). Miracle CD. Retrieved from http://www.robbieseayband.com/shop/product/miracle-cd/.
  10. ^ 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/.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Apple (2012). Fall - Dustin Hatzenbuhler. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fall/id508926103.