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Bic Runga - Album Review: Beautiful Collision

30 Nov -0001 // A review by Shade
Reminiscent of so many of her previous works, Beautiful Collision shows that the Bic Runga style is still very much alive and well. This album cannot be mistaken for anything other than Bic Runga.

The first few songs may leave you wondering if this is Drive all over again, but the further you drift into the captivating voice of Bic, Drive is left behind, making way for the new.

With melodies and harmonies designed with Bic's unique talent, Beatiful Collison is Bic Runga's first album in 5 years, and is well worth the wait.

Entertaining with some slight humour in her lyrics, passionate and expressive, this album is Bic Runga in every way. If you ever want to escape, this is the album for it.
 

About Bic Runga

Born in 1976, Briolette Kah Bic Runga is the third daughter of Maori soldier Joseph Runga and Chinese cabaret singer, Sophia, who met and fell in love in Malaysia during the Vietnam war.

Growing up in the 'underwhelming' Christchurch suburb of Hornby, the Runga family listened to The Carpenters, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas and The Beatles sung in Chinese. At age 4 Bic heard her mother play Diamonds Are Forever and found the experience frightening. "I remember I didn't really know why music would make you feel like that."

Although she had no formal music training, Bic started learning drums at age 11, and later learned the basics on guitar and keyboards. She began composing her own songs and, always willing to emulate older sister Boh Runga, joined high school bands.

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Releases

Close Your Eyes
Year: 2016
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Anthology
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Belle
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Try To Remember Everything
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Birds (Special Edition)
Year: 2006
Type: Album
Birds
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Beautiful Collision
Year: 2002
Type: Album
Drive
Year: 1998
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape

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