Originally released in 2001, Runaway was the first full album completed by Trance Blackman. It was the also the first completely self-produced effort by the prolific Canadian talent. Quotes are from the artist, Trance Blackman...
The album contains 13 original songs, written (roughly) between 1994 and 2001. The song styles/genres can be best described as melodic pop/rock with elements of dance, retro and European influences. There's music to delight almost anyone's ear, anywhere in the world.
"I grew up listening to so many different styles of music. It's influenced my writing in the way that I often experiment in many directions, creating a bit of a mosaic of sound for an album. Personally, I love listening to an album that's got a number of differing styles, so long as it's not one complete side of the spectrum to the other, like a movie soundtrack. This one definitely has more 'flow'."
Runaway is primarily a selection of romantic love songs. Named after the title song, it is a celebration of the emotion and also the way of life.
"The songs from Runaway were written during a period of time when I was growing through some rather emotional experiences; as I was learning about myself, and about being in relationships, both with my personal counterparts, and the universe we live in. If feel that this music is essentially the result of those experiences."
Runaway will take you on a journey of the mind, and of the heart.
"Love is something that comes - well I believe should come - naturally to everyone. These songs are a way for me to share that with others, in my way, and to help some folks understand and appreciate some of life's beautiful simplicity."
Runaway builds on the themes of passion, life lessons, acceptance and personal strength. You've found your way to some wonderful, flowing music with strong melody, harmony and a meaningful message.
"When you ask your heart to feel for you, are you expecting something new?" from the song Relevance.