Christine Bruun

"Ro I Dit Rod"

New face on the artist spotlight! Dreamy vibrations from the Aalborg based Christine Bruun. For the past couple of months she has been harboured in Bjerringbro at Nørgaards Højskole. She has been passionate about writing music since childhood and it doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon. We invite you for a visit to the world of this young and ambitious artist. Enjoy your stay!

So, who is Christine Bruun?

 - I love being social, but I also love (maybe even more) to sit alone with a book or a series. I have a tendency to be a bit quiet in bigger gatherings - not shy, just not loud. I smile and laugh a lot, but I'm on the other hand also quite sensitive and emotional.

Do you have any favourites? books or series?

- Papmachéreglen by Hella Joof is definitely one of my favorite books. I don’t really have any favorite series, but I have seen Friends, How I Met Your Mother and Gilmore Girls a bunch of times.

Are you a coffee or tea person?

- I love a good cup of coffee, but I'm obsessed with tea, so I have to say tea. I have a bookshelf filled with all kinds of tea.

One thing that you couldn’t live without (besides music)

- My rabbit, Abba. It's really hard to be away from her, since she is not allowed to be at the Højskole. She's with a caretaker in Skagen now. She runs around in the apartment just like a cat or a dog would.

When and why did you get into music?

- When I was a little kid, I banned my parents from singing kids songs to me, because I wanted to make up my own songs. I started humming before I could talk. No one from my family plays any kind of music, so I don't know where I have it from. All I know is that I always loved to play music. I started playing piano when I was 8 and guitar when I was 12. I have a folder with songs that I wrote when I was 7-13 years old.

What inspired you to write “Ro I Dit Rod”?

 - I was in a situation that I knew wasn't good for me, but I stayed, because it was comfortable, and I was scared what was gonna be "on the other side". This song is about just that. The translation of the title is "calm in your mess". I was so inspired, that I wrote and composed this song in less than an hour.

You’ve collaborated with Rasmus B. Strøyer on the cover design for the song. How did that work?

  - Rasmus and I talked about my inspiration for the song and how it turned out, and then we talked about what could be on the cover design. We both wanted it to be linked clearly to the title, so we wanted me to stand in the front with some kind of a mess in the background. Then Rasmus came up with this great idea, that I should stand in front of a lake in an all black outfit with thick smoke in the background. Emil Asmussen helped us with the smoke.

What brought you to Nørgaards Højskole?

  - I knew that I wanted to go to a Højskole, I just didn't know which one, so I searched around on the internet and found Nørgaards Højskole. I called, and to my luck they still had some space - very lucky, since I applied around two weeks before we started, due to a big personal crisis.

What are your future plans?

  - I want to play music in which ever way it's possible. I want to go to the Conservatory in Aalborg, and after that I will just see what the future brings. I'm considering being a teacher at a Højskole or a boarding school.

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