Belle (album)

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Belle
Studio album by Bic Runga
Released 14 November 2011 (New Zealand)
11 November 2011 (Republic of Ireland)
24 November 2011 (Australia)
Genre Pop, alternative rock
Label Sony Music New Zealand
Sony Music Ireland
Producer Kody Nielson
Bic Runga chronology
Birds
(2005)
Belle
(2011)

Belle is the fourth studio album by New Zealand singer-song writer Bic Runga.

The album was released in New Zealand on 14 November 2011,[1] while in Ireland the album was released earlier on 11 November 2011[2] under Sony Music Ireland.

It is her first studio album in six years and the first to feature a producer, Kody Nielson and material co-written with other songwriters. The album's title is derived from the theme song of the French television series Belle et Sébastien which Runga also covers on the album.

Singles[edit]

The first single from the album is "Hello Hello". The track debuted on New Zealand radio stations in September 2011.[3] On 8 September 2011 for a limited time only Bandit.fm allowed fans the chance to download the song for free.[3] On 12 September 2011, "Hello Hello" was made available to purchase from digital music stores in New Zealand.[4] "Tiny Little Piece of My Heart" and "If You Really Do" were released as follow-up singles in 2012.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tiny Little Piece of My Heart" (Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson, Bic Runga) - 2:16
  2. "Hello Hello" (Bic Runga, Dann Hume) – 3:05
  3. "If You Really Do" (Bic Runga) - 3:55
  4. "This Girl's Prepared for War" (Bic Runga, James Milne) - 4:29
  5. "Everything Is Beautiful and New" (Bic Runga) - 2:59
  6. "Good Love" (Bic Runga, Dann Hume) - 3:27
  7. "Devil on Tambourine" (Bic Runga, Kody Nielson) - 3:21
  8. "Belle" (Cécile Aubry, Tutti) - 1:56
  9. "Darkness All Around Us" (Kody Nielson) - 3:14
  10. "Music and Light" (Bic Runga) - 3:38

Tour[edit]

First leg
2011 Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour
  • 17 November – Whangarei Central Baptist Church
  • 18 November – Tauranga Holy Trinity
  • 19 November – Hamilton Chapel of Christ the King
  • 21 November – Pukekohe Franklin Baptist Church
  • 22 & 23 November – Auckland Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • 25 November – Napier St John's Cathedral
  • 26 November – Palmerston North All Saints Church
  • 28 November – Masterton St Matthew's Anglican Church
  • 29 & 30 November – Wellington Cathedral
  • 2 & 3 December – Christchurch St Michael & All Angels
  • 5 December – Timaru St Mary's Church
  • 6 & 7 December – Dunedin Knox Church
  • 8 December – Invercargill First Presbyterian Church
Second leg
2012 international tour dates – Ireland, UK and Australia
  • 15 April – CORK, The Opera House, Republic of Ireland
  • 17 April – DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre, Republic of Ireland
  • 18 April – LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, United Kingdom
  • 1 May – KANGAROO GROUND, Wellers Restaurant, Australia
  • 2 May – GEELONG, GPAC Drama Theatre, Australia
  • 4 May – MELBOURNE, Athenaeum Theatre, Australia
  • 5 May – BRISBANE, Powerhouse Theatre, Australia
  • 6 May – BANGALOW, A&I Hall, Australia
  • 8 May – CENTRAL COAST, Lizottes, Australia
  • 9 May – NEWCASTLE, Lizottes, Australia
  • 11 May – WOLLONGONG – IPAC, Gordon Theatre, Australia
  • 12 May – SYDNEY, City Recital Hall, Australia
  • 13 May – CANBERRA, Street Theatre, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New single, tour for Bic Runga - Entertainment - NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/SonyMusicIreland
  3. ^ a b "Bic Runga download - Music - NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hello Hello - Single by Bic Runga". Itunes.apple.com. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 

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