Hey thanks for your love and voting The Burning has moved up from #17 to #10 this week on SiriusXM's https://www.indigenousmusiccountdown.com

Thanks to Stuart Derdeyn for featuring Songs For Trees in The Vancouver Sun and The Province as one of 5 albums you need to hear! https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/five-new-albums-from-women-musicians-you-need-to-hear

Ryan Funk had me on Winnipeg's U-Talk  Radio Multicultural Channel. You can listen to the audio here.https://u-channel.ca/u-radio/https://u-channel.ca/u-radio/

Independent Artist Buzz has featured an interview on Women in Music; Thanks for the chance to share my music and thoughts. Read and listen here: https://independentartistbuzz.com/post/685885273651986432/7-from-the-women-with-norine-braun

"Like the roots of trees, each song is interconnected; you can't have one without the others. Each song is beautifully tied together to create a music forest with a very important message." A.A. Christi NYC Broadway World 

"Compared to artists like Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, and kd Lang, Norine Braun’s soundscape will transport you to a world outside of your own. This call to action on climate change mixed with the beauty of music is something you do not want to miss." - Amplify Music Magazine

"Inspired by climate change and our beautiful Earth, this groovy and funk based album features 19 songs. Between each full length song are the sounds of nature, like the crunching of leaves and sticks, a rushing river, and wind, connecting the songs like the roots of a tree. It’s a network of songs that act as one big motion of music" Indie-Music 

Norine Braun's New Album Is Full Of Spirit And Reflection 

Norine Braun is Vancouver's native artist, who just released her 13th full length album, 'Songs For Trees.' Her motivation for the album was climate change, hoping to make an impact and make a change for the future. To help inspire that change in her listeners, she takes us on a walk through the west coast forests. 

The conceptual album is all beyond brilliant. She manages to visualize the forest and trees, personifying them in a way that's thought provoking and honest. What stands out to me about this album is the ambient noise bridging the full length songs. This simple, yet powerful choice elevates the album to a place no other has gone. 

She wrote each song dedicated to a certain tree, like Aspen's in "Aspen Grove" and the coastal Douglas Fir in "Sex in the Forest." While each song examines a different tree, it's a symbolic walk through the spiritual aspects of trees and their images of strength. They are big, they are rooted, and they serve as a home to many. 

"Songs For Trees" is unlike any other album I've ever heard. It's beautiful and genius. It really has you thinking about nature and how we are one with it. The jazz, synthetic pop, and folk singer/songwriter sounds gives it a sense of groove, evoking the feelings of walking through a forest.Taylor Williams Subba-Cultcha

 

"NORINE BRAUN’S NEW ALBUM IS AN ARTISTIC MASTERPIECE Her voice is soft and hypnotic. The music is smooth and groovy. Her lyrics are poetic and thought provoking. Everything you want in an album is what you’ll find in Songs For Trees." Jane Lambert Modern Mystery

"The 19 song masterpiece is groovy and funky. She uses sounds of nature in between the actual songs to act as story guides leading the listener into the next narrative told through a certain tree. The trees symbolize how similar we are to them and how much we need trees for our own survival.Songs for Trees is beautifully written, recorded, and produced. It speaks volumes on our Earth as well as our empathy. She guides the listener through in a caring and loving way rather than a demanding one. " Independent Artist Buzz

Songs For Trees

Norine Braun

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I went for a walk that brought me into the west coast forests. There, immersed in fresh air and sweet sounds, I found joy, healing, and connection that kindled my reverence for these ancient souls. Listen closely and the trees will speak to you. They have messages for all who listen. Join me and we will walk together through the beauty of the

I went for a walk that brought me into the west coast forests. There, immersed in fresh air and sweet sounds, I found joy, healing, and connection that kindled my reverence for these ancient souls. Listen closely and the trees will speak to you. They have messages for all who listen. Join me and we will walk together through the beauty of the forest. ‘Songs For Trees’ is my homage to these amazing spirits.

We live in a time of great peril. As I write these songs, a global pandemic refuses to diminish its grip on our world. My songwriting could not bring relief from the summer searing temperatures brought on by a heat dome that had my city and province in its grip. Hot days and sweltering nights brought death for too many vulnerable people. While recording this album, drought desiccated millions of sacred trees and exposed them to historic wildfires. Entire towns became cinder and ash. While mastering ‘Songs For Trees,’ an atmospheric river burst from the clouds and drenched our scorched earth. A month of rain poured down in 48 hours. Massive flooding brought landslides and entire cities became barren swamps. After the deluge, farmers became refugees and their animals perished by the thousands. None of us can turn away from the unrelenting catastrophes that challenge even the strongest among us. We are all interconnected, what happens to the trees happens to us. The trees know this. Examine them, spend time with them, learn from them and please help save them. 

Trees are the lungs of the planet. They are the most crucial living organisms on earth, affecting our environment more than anything else. They are fundamental to the continuity of life on the planet. They are our salvation and the key to abating climate change at a pivotal time of the healing for this world. May you find solace, strength and wonder in the music. May ‘Songs For Trees’ inspire you to search out positive change. Plant trees, save the ancient ones, clean up garbage, live sustainably and go into the forest.

I dedicate ‘Songs For Trees’ to my dear, loving Mother who became ill and passed away while I wrote the lyrics and music for this album. Her spirit found me in the forest as I composed these songs. I also dedicate it to my birth Father who found me only days after I lost my Mother. My journey continues and I am forever indebted to the trees.

Special thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, First Peoples’ Cultural Council, Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn

10% of net profits from downloads and CD sales donated to TreeCanada.ca and OneTreePlanted.org

Norine Braun Vocals, Acoustic and Rhythm Guitar Adam Popowitz Bass, Lead Guitar, Hand Percussion Elliot Polsky Drums and Percussion Alice Fraser Keys (Organ, Synth, Piano) Huggybear Leonard Blues Harp, Ocarina and Penny Whistle

Produced by Adam Popowitz at Rear Window Song and Sound

Words and Music by Norine Braun Mixed and Mastered at Rear Window Song and Sound

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Mother Tree

Norine Braun

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The fourth single Mother Tree is in part a tribute to Norine's dear mother who passed away last year during the writing of the album. The song also pays homage to the work of Dr. Suzanne Simard in discovering that trees interact with each other underground and form a kinship. Seedlings depend on these mother trees for survival in stressful

The fourth single Mother Tree is in part a tribute to Norine's dear mother who passed away last year during the writing of the album. The song also pays homage to the work of Dr. Suzanne Simard in discovering that trees interact with each other underground and form a kinship. Seedlings depend on these mother trees for survival in stressful conditions. Mother trees are the old ancient ones and keeping them intact helps regeneration and conserve carbon storage ultimately keeping the planet alive.

Norine Braun Vocals, 12 String Acoustic Adam Popowitz Bass, Lead Guitar, Elliot Polsky Drums and Percussion Alice Fraser Keys

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Words and Music by Norine Braun except Clair De Lune by Debussy. Mixed and Mastered at Rear Window Song and Sound.

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Red Maple

Norine Braun

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This song was inspired by a large maple tree that sits in front of ourliving room facing south in a 3 story apartment. Through out the years we watched a pair of crows raise their family on her branches, raccoons spending a night, squirrels, hummingbirds, robins and flickers resting or playing on the branches. The beautiful tree fills up our

This song  was inspired by a large maple tree that sits in front of our living room facing  south in a 3 story apartment. Through out the years we  watched a pair of crows raise their family on her branches, raccoons spending a  night, squirrels, hummingbirds, robins  and flickers resting or playing on the branches. The beautiful tree fills up our balcony  in the summer giving us shade and privacy and beauty year round. Red Maple intends to capture their beauty and joy.  In these challenging times it's good to be reminded of the simple sweetness of maple trees and just be.

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The Burning

Norine Braun

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The Burning is the first single and was written during the ongoing pandemic and while a heat dome and heat wave ravaged British Columbia. The Burning was recorded during the searing and out of control wildfires that devastated our province. Using Dante's Inferno and his descension through hell as inspiration for the lyrics I ponder the times we

The Burning is the first single and was written during the ongoing pandemic and while a heat dome and heat wave ravaged British Columbia. The Burning was recorded during the searing and out of control wildfires that devastated our province. Using Dante's Inferno and his descension through hell as inspiration for the lyrics I ponder the times we are living in. Grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts and First People's Cultural Council for helping me create this body of work. Inspired by the need to save the ancient trees and to live sustainably, the lungs of the planet need our deep attention. I take you on journey through the forest filled with joy, wonder and movement in this album Songs For Trees. Produced by Adam Popowitz and these amazing musicians shared their incredible talent on the album: Adam Popowitz Lead guitar and bass, Elliot Polsky drums and percussion, Alice Fraser Keys, Huggybear Leonard blues harp, harmonica, ocarina and penny whistle. Check out how you can help get the music and the message out there at norinebraun.com/crowdfunding-presales THE BURNING “Great work, Norine. The song has a lovely bounce and flow to it, the musical track is vibrant and well balanced, and your lyrics and vocals are compelling and excellent.” Darryl Sterdan -Tinnitist 

“I love the sound and tone of your voice… I do love the nostalgic feel of the track.” POP MUSIC FOR SMART PEOPLE “The exhilarating melody and the part starting at 1:30 were amazing” Niche Music “The arrangement of the drums are STELLAR here wow! And I thought the track had a gorgeous harmonica solo that worked well with the overall progression” StereoFox “The subdued and sobering instrumentation of this song pairs well with its soft vocals and touching lyrics, producing a memorable and promising track which is really able to pull on the heartstrings” Authentic Audio “Really catchy track, liking the vocals and the rhythm is good too.” Plastic Magazine “a strong track overall; nice vocals, clean production, and there was a hypnotic feel to it.” Dusty Organ

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Sex in the Forest

Norine Braun

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Hot on the heels of The Burning, SEX IN THE FOREST is the second single from the upcoming Songs For Trees album.

This chill house vibe tune was inspired by the reproductive cycle of the Coast Douglas Fir tree which are monoecious or hermaphroditic meaning it contains both the female and male cones necessary for reproduction to take place, all

Hot on the heels of The Burning, SEX IN THE FOREST is the second single from the upcoming Songs For Trees album.

This chill house vibe tune was inspired by the reproductive cycle of the Coast Douglas Fir tree which are monoecious or hermaphroditic meaning it contains both the female and male cones necessary for reproduction to take place, all within the same plant. They are self sufficient in the continuity of their species how cool is that.
Sex in the Forest was written by Norine Braun and produced by Adam Popowitz who also played lead guitar, bass and programmed the drums, Alice Fraser on keyboards/synth with Norine’s vocals and rhythm guitar Dreamy, indie electronic sound, sensuous vocals, 80s pop/rock influence, and uplifting mood for Norine Braun’s ‘Sex in the Forest’. -LAST DAY DEAF

Sex In The Forest is very euphonious because it has a pleasing, sweet and agreeable sound that is pleasant to the ear. Your voice is very calming and compliments the lyrics and the instrumental well. Great Job! I have featured the song on the first page of our Music Podcast Blog. LHMPR Radio

Loving the island vibes and guitar in this one! Your voice fits perfectly over the beat - hard to do nowadays! “ Deviate Music Blog

"Nicely produced great atmospheric sound great ambient vibes that work well with the vocals great drums also on this track and the mix was great its a track that fits in well with the alternative indie electronica scene but also has crossover appeal” Futuristic Recordings

"Sex In The Forest" offers a fresh, accessible and smooth sound, the vocal is very stylish and soulful, it works well with the soft dreamy melodies, very easy on the ear, it is a good production overall” EKM

I can hear the very glittery and upbeat bouncy electric beats and I can hear the very silky vocal and it is the best part of this electrifying song. Music Lover

Definitely enjoyed the tranquil landscape you painted on this track! Very enjoyable overall. Adding you to one of our playlists. Scorpix

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With deep gratitude

With deep gratitude

With deep gratitude

With deep gratitude