Norine Braun has been writing music for as long as she can remember, ever since she learned the guitar at the age of 10. “Music is my life, my spiritual path and my life’s work,” she says. After releasing her debut album in 1996, she never looked back.
She has just released her 13th album dedicated to forests and the tree spirits that form them, titled Songs for Trees. We are going through difficult times as we fight climate change. 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 for the continuity of life on the planet. They are our salvation and the key to mitigating climate change at a pivotal moment in the healing of this world.
His signature jazz and blues is mixed with synthetic rock and pop elements to create a textured, ambient soundtrack to nature. Songs For Trees is a story where each song takes us on a journey through the forest, literally and metaphorically. Between each full song is ambient sound, like creaking leaves and running water. It is the bridge that guides us to the next piece of history. Like the roots of trees, each song is interconnected; you can’t have one without the others. Each song is beautifully linked to create a musical forest with a very important message.
“Although the process of writing this collection of songs was hampered by a great loss of my mother, I found comfort in creating these songs to honor the trees,” shares Norine. “Songs evolved into more than honoring a particular species, but rather the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of trees to our survival.”
Songs for the Trees Track List
Go to the forest
steps to come
Cedar and the eagle
Wind in the trees
Sex in the forest
The man who planted trees
songs for trees