Dune Tran

Dune Tran

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Indie pop singer/songwriter weaves her smooth delicate voice with guitar and piano often highlighted with synths. Her music is sure to set you adrift on a cool melancholy journey that will tug on your heart strings and get you singing along.

Biography

Born and raised in Edmonton, Canada, Dune Tran relocated to the San Francisco bay area of California in 2001. Of the firm belief that it's never too late to make a dream a reality, she took up music later than many musicians -- guitar at age 21 and piano at 24. From an early age she felt a deep connection to music, especially falling in love with the sound of the piano. It
was apparent that music would make up a significant part of who she would become.

Upon arriving to California, Dune eagerly took up piano, guitar and voice lessons. Her drive and enthusiasm was fueled by the dream of becoming a singer-songwriter and influenced by the likes of Tori Amos, Radiohead, Aimee Mann and Joni Mitchell. After touring the local open mic circuit, she was invited to play keyboards and sing backup vocals for local psychedelic indie band, Leilujh.

After a year and a half of gaining experience with Leilujh, Dune parted the group to pursue her own project, at which point she caught the attention of producer Joshua Rumer. Together they produced her debut album “Heart Anchors” which is a collection of melancholy, catchy songs set to simple, yet deep and insightful lyrics.

Each piece on this disc is distinct from the others, giving the listener something new to hear and feel from one song to the next. Ranging from soothing and melancholy, to upbeat and invigorating and from rich and lush to stark and barren, there is something to inspire and catch the attention of listeners of all backgrounds.

Lyrics

Kites

Written By: Dune Tran

hey I still remember
how you came to be my lover
you were calling out to me
saying won’t you set me free

from this long lonely December
and it’s cold cold bitter weather
creeping underneath my skin
this lonely state I’ve been in

well soon we were flying high
into the open sky
smiling in the sun

well is this what they all
is this what they all called love

well words can lose their meaning
twisted into misunderstanding
where even time could not mend
I had the best intention

But still I could find no reason
Your feelings changed quick as seasons
Slipping out of reach
You’re fading from my sweetest dreams

well is this what they all
is this what they all called love

hey I still remember
how you came to be my lover
you were calling out to me
saying won’t you set me free

Discography

Heart Anchors self-released 2009

The following songs received radio airplay and made it into podcasts: Kites, Daydreams, Silence, Safety Nets

Set List

Kites, All, Safety Nets, Silence, Daydreams, Trust Me, Love Underwater, Fading Into Black, Cannot Reach You, Dark Star, Window, These Days

Covers: Ode to Divorce -Regina Spektor, Purple People - Tori Amos, 4th of July - Aimee Mann, I will follow you through the dark - Death Cab for Cutie