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Stay true to you

Stay true to you and your values. It's never too late. I dedicated this little shadow dance video below to the ones who supported me when I shared my story about how some people have second guessed my ambitions of pursuing a music career at my age.


    RUNAE (Christina Aaquist), 38, is a musical artist from Denmark, Scandinavia. She came out with her first music release in the beginning of 2020 just when the pandemic lockdown happened. She spent the time of lockdown in her home studio writing songs and teaching herself music production from scratch and has done so ever since. She finds that the isolation and being in nature benefits this process a lot and have helped her find and build up her musical expression.

    Runae writes songs about duality and the hidden. It's all about the dark sides that are inevitably connected to basic human emotions; the dreams that stay unfulfilled, frustrations of human existence, and about love when it becomes an obsession and a power play. The premise is that there are several perspectives of a seemingly simple matter - there is always a hidden story and a level of complexity. 

    The musical universe changes between danceable with elements from 80s and 90s pop and more melancholy moods - but always with a dreamy, dramatic and mystical sound.

    Runae lives with her husband, Peter, in Hundested (Denmark), an authentic old fishing village surrounded by the ocean and raw nature.

  • Flow of nature and secret love

    A reoccuring theme for Runae is the cycles of nature and how they affect the everchanging minds of all people. The artist name, RUNAE, stems from the Nordic name, Runa, which means "to flow" and "secret love". Runae sees this as a symbol of the flow of nature and the hidden stories and secrets we all carry within us. Two elements that affect us from the outside and the inside. It also symbolises Runae's own story of having kept her passion for music hidden inside for many years and the decision of jumping into the new adventure of pursuing a music career in her mid 30'ies. 

    Runae started taking singing lessons in the beginning of 2019 because it was something she had always wanted to do but for some reason had never got around to until then. She was encouraged to start writing her own songs, and she quickly realized that she wanted to do something serious about her dreams of making music. It became an outlet for creative expression that had been hiding beneath the surface for many years. She quickly found her own sound, and since then things have been moving fast.

    "Life is full of complications and obstacles that can prevent you from looking deeply inside yourself and finding out what you're truly passionate about. But it should never be too late".


  • Hidden stories and inner conflicts

    RUNAE's first single, Enchanted (released February 2020), tells the story about the struggle for something or someone you love. A story that also reflects Runae's own love for music, the struggle and her inner conflict she faced at that time, because she found it hard to forgive herself for not realising sooner that music was the path she wanted to take.

    She followed up with the EP, Little Moon, during the fall same year. The EP goes deeper into Runae's mind and picks up the story again about the inner conflicts and hidden stories and secrets that we all have inside us. It's a journey you need to take, and Runae describes it as a journey to the Little Moon which symbolises the little hidden "something" inside us- the shadow side that we hide- which can be hard to reach.

    After spending the first half of 2021 working hard on both her musical skills as well as her artistic and personal development, Runae released her single You're My Wild Storm. In this song Runae describes love as a wild and elusive phenomena, unpredictable like nature.

    She followed up shortly after with her latest single, Pirate's Blind Date, and she is now out with her new song/poem demo collection of 2022!

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You're My Wild Storm