'Escaping' launched Margaret Urlich in Australia. The debut single from her first solo album Safety in Numbers edged into the Aussie top 20, ultimately helping the album go triple platinum. Back home it spent three weeks at number one, and took away a NZ Music Award as single of the year. The slick music video sees Urlich in a cafe moping about a loved one, before breaking out the dance moves and demonstrating that long hair is not a career requirement to be a successful female vocalist. In 1996 Brit-based vocalist Dina Carroll successfully covered the song. Urlich passed away on 22 August 2022.
...when she comes on stage, it's like standing next to Prince. Margaret's got that magic. It’s just in her — nothing learned. She got kicked out of the school choir because she was so unique. People don't know that she can drum, she can play the piano. She's just the consummate musician, really...and dance.– Singer Debbie Harwood describes her friend Margaret Urlich, Stuff, December 2021