RUNAE (Christina Aaquist), 39, is a musical artist from Denmark, Scandinavia. She came out with her first music release in the beginning of 2020, and ever since she has spent the time in her home studio writing songs and teaching herself music production from scratch. 

    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, and son, Viktor, 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. 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.



  • Hidden stories and inner conflicts

    RUNAE's first single, Enchanted (released February 2020), tells the story about the inner struggle for something or someone you love. 

    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 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. Just before giving birth to her son, Viktor, in 2022, Runae released a little demo collection. A project about judgement, isolation, loneliness, regret and passion and a general curiosity about our different sides of human nature and ways of existing in life. 

    Runae is currently working on new releases for 2023.

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