is the fourth studio album by New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...
singer-song writer Bic Runga
Briolette Kah Bic Runga MNZM is a New Zealand pop recording artist whose first solo album, Drive, debuted at number one on the New Zealand RIANZ charts. She has since become one of the highest-selling New Zealand artists in recent history...
The album will be released in New Zealand on 14 November 2011. while in Ireland the album will be released earlier on 11 November 2011 under Sony Music Ireland.
It is her first studio album in six years and the first to feature a producer, Kody Nielson
Kody Nielson is a producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the former lead singer and producer of the band The Mint Chicks and producer of Bic Runga's fourth studio album Belle...
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
Belle et Sébastien is a novel by Cécile Aubry about a six-year-old boy named Sébastien and his dog Belle, a Pyrenean Mountain Dog, who live in a small French Alps Mountain village on the French side of the border between France and Italy...
which Runga also covers on the album.
The first single from the album is 'Hello Hello
'. The track debuted on New Zealand radio stations in September 2011. On 8 September 2011 for a limited time only Bandit.fm
allowed fans the chance to download the song for free. On 12 September 2011 'Hello Hello
' was made available to purchase from digital music stores in New Zealand.
To coincide with the release of the album Bic will perform at various locations in New Zealand throughout November and December.
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
- Tiny Little Piece Of My Heart (Ruban Nielson/ Kody Nielson/ Bic Runga)
- Hello Hello (Bic Runga/Dann Hume
Dann Hume is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Hume, is the youngest of three brothers who make up the alternative rock band, Evermore since 1999...
) - 3.05
- If You Really Do (Bic Runga)
- This Girl's Prepared For War (Bic Runga/James Milne)
- Everything Is Beautiful And New (Bic Runga)
- Good Love (Bic Runga/ Dann Hume)
- Devil On Tambourine (Bic Runga/ Kody Nielson)
- Belle (Cécile Aubry
Cécile Aubry was a French film actress, author, television screenwriter and director.Born Anne-José Madeleine Henriette Bénard, Aubry began her career as a dancer...
- Darkness All Around Us (Kody Nielson)
- Music And Light (Bic Runga)
[Confirmed by www.marbecks.co.nz]