Love Soup was a high school duo formed by Bic Runga and guitarist Kelly Horgan. After coming third in the Smokefree Rockquest, they were picked up by Trevor Reekie’s Pagan Records. This video is one of the only things Love Soup did, before the duo were overtaken by Runga’s burgeoning solo career. Runga was soon signed by major label Sony, who released some of Love Soup's recordings on her debut solo EP, Drive. Aged just 19, Runga already looks and sounds remarkably assured as she sings about a lost friendship, to a mystical CGI cipher.
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Photo of Bic Runga & Kelly Horgan's earlier band Judas Iscario, Canterbury Stories website
Oral history charting Bic Runga's early rise to fame, The Spinoff, October 2017
Interview with Kelly Horgan on band the Heavy Jones Trio, The NZ Herald, May 2005