“I knew early on that I had a passion for music. I was so young that I can’t remember the moment I made the decision that music was what I wanted to pursue; the interest was just always there. (Also, my short-lived season on the community soccer team as a child confirmed that music was clearly what I did best).”—Breanne Düren
Interviewer:How did yours and Adam Young's [Owl City] friendship come about?
Breanne:It's so weird looking back at it now, it was just like this happenstance-fate thing. He had a friend who he was kind of working on music with - Swimming With Dolphins, if you've ever heard of them - his name is Austin [Tofte], he kind of knew me not really well, but knew that Adam was looking at finding a girl to sing on one of his songs. This was a few years ago now and Austin was like: "I know this girl Breanne, I think your voices would sound good together if I can get in touch with her." So he got in touch with me and then I was of course very excited to do it, that's how we got connected and we sort of stayed in touch. I mean, he definitely makes his music by himself, so I did the vocal-thing and then watched it all take off like crazy. It was doing really well on Myspace and that, [then] he signed a record deal and said he was going to be going on tour - he knew that I played keys as well as sang, so he asked me to go on tour with him. It was definitely a musical relationship, we didn't really hang out too much, he's definitely an introverted guy and not too much of a socialite in that way, but being on tour obviously we've gotten much closer - very much like brother and sister, everyone on tour is kind of one big family.