Mark Seymour and Missy Higgins | The Whole World Is Dreaming

I really loved singing this duet with Mark Seymour, a song from his brilliant album Slow Dawn, called The Whole World is Dreaming. Mark and his band filmed a live version of the whole album during one of Melbourne’s many lockdowns, (shot exquisitely in a very empty Forum theatre), which is airing on @abctv Plus soon. And we are releasing the live recording of The Whole World is Dreaming. Please enjoy and I *highly* recommend checking out his album if you haven’t already 💚

New Music Video – Edge Of Something (FROM THE TV SERIES “TOTAL CONTROL”)

The video to ‘Edge Of Something’ is here!  Live footage of me singing this song (at home in my study because, well where else would I possibly be right now?!) woven through footage from Season 2 of Total Control by the genius ABC editor Hilary Campilan, makes for such a powerful video for this song. 

Writing for Deborah Mailman, Rachel Griffiths (and many more amazing women in the show) and the fierce and complex characters they all portray was truly a bloody joy. Watching their faces on the screen in front of me every day on repeat as I was writing felt incredibly relevant. Like I was watching unfold all the impossible predicaments that women – especially women of colour – are forced into these days if they manage to claw their way into the arena. These women were choosing to keep fighting despite knowing full well that the world wasn’t set up for them yet. Elbowing their way to the front, bruised and broken but grabbing the microphone anyway. Truly an inspiration. 

I’m so proud of this song and this project. And seeing as though album sleeve credits seem to be a thing of the past… I’d like to give some big shout outs to: Total Control’s producer Darren Dale at Blackfella Films, the amazing music production duo @sonarmusicofficial whom I wrote the short version of this song with for Season 1. This full expanded version featured in Season 2 features Leigh Fisher on drums, Cameron Deyell on guitar and Brendon Love on bass (who also co-produced the track, and he and I are currently making more songs together so stay tuned there!). Engineered and mixed by the magician Nao Anzai at Rolling Stock studios Collingwood.  

Missy x

MISSY HIGGINS RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘EDGE OF SOMETHING’

After enduring Melbourne’s lengthy lockdowns Missy Higgins is about to start making up for lost time. She’s dropping new music tied to the acclaimed TV series “Total Control”, she’s guesting on a hip hop track by Birdz, and she’s announcing lots of summer shows including headlining the beach concert series “SummerSalt” and the new all-female festival, “Wildflower”.

“It’s been lovely to get so much ‘quality time’ with my young family over the last 18 months”, Missy explains, “but if I’ve learned anything it’s that making music keeps me sane!”

The first fresh challenge the beloved singer/songwriter set herself involved ABCTV’s triple AACTA Award winning drama “Total Control”. Several of her hits were featured in 2019’s first season plus she added vocals and lyrics to some short instrumental pieces in several episodes. During lockdowns this provided a fresh writing challenge as she sought to expand some of those short TV fragments into complete songs.

Her new single “Edge Of Something” – released today – is one of several works born out of this process. Originally an 80 second piece for the TV show it’s now been reimagined as a full song and recorded from scratch with co-producer Brendon Love (from the Teskey Brothers). To bring things full circle this new version is currently being featured in an eye catching promo for Season 2 of “Total Control” and will also make a memorable appearance in one of the new episodes.

WATCH ‘TOTAL CONTROL’ – SEASON 2 OFFICIAL TRAILER FEATURING
“EDGE OF SOMETHING”

“I’m really proud to have my music featured in this particular show”, Missy explains. “It’s a compelling drama about the challenges women face in public life so I think it’s ‘must see TV’ after all the revelations coming out of Canberra this year.”

In addition to “Edge Of Something”, Missy will soon be releasing some other new songs from the show including “Watch Out” which she teased during a recent performance on ABC’s “The Set”. The episode also featured a collaboration with Butchulla rapper, Birdz, who was a fellow guest and that association gave rise to Missy’s featured appearance on his new single “Legacy 2” which is out now.

With the release of all this new music, Missy is also planning a return to concert stages around the country. First out of the gate were announcements last week regarding her headlining some big “SummerSalt” gigs in beaches and parks across the country. More of those Covid-safe events are expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

Last week it was also announced that Missy will headline “Wildflower” a brand new all-female festival which features Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Vicki Thorn (The Waifs) & Alice Skye.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of Wildflower.  All the women involved are total inspirations and some were actually really big influences on me in the early days of my career,” There’s something about being on the road with so many powerful creative women, it’s so rare it kind of creates magic when it happens. I was involved in the second round of Lilith Fair in America about ten years ago and it goes down as one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, I made lifelong friends out of it. I have no doubt this will be the same, but this time showcasing to the country the huge amount of Aussie talent we have here. It’s an incredible way to get back in to playing live music again, holy moly I’ve missed it.”

As Missy sings in her new single, “I’m on the edge of something … possibly beautiful”.

MISSY HIGGINS – EDGE OF SOMETHING – OUT TODAY – LISTEN HERE

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Missy Higgins Announced on Wildflower Festival – Celebrating Women In Music

Firstly, I’m beyond thrilled to announce that I’ll be involved in Wildflower Festival, touring early next year. Its an all-female line-up and all the women involved are total inspirations, some of which were actually really big influences on me in the early days of my career. There’s something about being on the road with so many powerful creative women, it’s so rare it kind of creates magic when it happens. I was involved in the second round of Lilith Fair in America about ten years ago and it goes down as one of the best experiences I ever had, I made lifelong friends out of it. I have no doubt this will be the same but this time showcasing to the country the huge amount of Aussie talent we have here. An incredible way to get back in to playing live music again, holy moly I’ve missed it.

Secondly… A NEW SONG! It’s called Edge Of Something. I’m very very proud of this song, the theme of which actually is incredibly apt when announcing alongside an all-female tour. It’s a Woman-power song, with BITE. I’ll tell you more about it later but for now I’ll tell you it’s out next Friday October 15.

Can’t wait for you to hear it and can’t wait to see you at a show 🙂

Missy x

Sign up for pre-sale tickets: www.wildflowerfestivalaustralia.com.au

“ROCKIN THE REGIONS” BRINGS MISSY HIGGINS TO REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA – NEW SHOW DATE

Broome:  Damn!  My show at The Roey next week is being postponed due to current border restrictions.  New show date is Friday October 1 and existing tickets are valid for the new date.  Hope to see you there but if you can’t make it along then you can obtain a refund from your place of purchase.
Missy x
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I’ve been wanting an excuse to go back to my favourite place in the world, and playing a show is the perfect one!  Broome is like a second home to us, I’ve written many a song there and met my husband there. Very much looking forward to getting up into the warm weather and playing a gig at the classic Roey Hotel.
Missy x

Missy Higgins to headline Lighthouse Festival on November 13

CENTRAL COAST: I’m playing at Lighthouse Festival with Didirri, Sam Windley, Elaskia, +more in November. Hope to see you there! Tickets on sale this Thursday June 17 at 9am.
 
Tickets: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/a6e5c326-06b0-42bb-85f5-0645617e31dc
 
Missy xx

Missy Higgins to headline Cairns Festival on August 29

QUEENSLAND! This Winter I’ll be doing a big gig at Cairns Festival on Sunday 29 August. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve played in Cairns, the band and I are so excited to get up there. Cairns is always such a warm and beautiful change from cold Melbourne so I’m looking forward to feeling like I’m on holiday up there! Tickets on sale now via https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/…/popular…/missy-higgins

 

Missy xx

 

Watch the full episode of Missy Higgins on The Set here!

Very excited to announce this. This Sat 24 April 8pm on ABC my episode of The Set will be airing! The band and I had so much fun performing a few songs in the “backyard” (including a new song you won’t have heard) having a cheeky cocktail and a chat with the hosts and collaborating with rap artist Birdz on a well known song from the early 2000s that you won’t believe we dared take on! Birdz also does his own incredible set that blew me away. Any opportunities like this to play at the moment are like diamonds. So. Fun. Hope you enjoy 😊 Missy xx
Update: Watch the full episode here.

 

Update on Missy Higgins WA shows in early March

Hi everyone, some sad news about my WA shows in early March – unfortunately due to ongoing WA Border restrictions for Victorians, the promoters have had to make some changes.
FREMANTLE PRISON SHOWS March 4 + 5
Thu 4 March show has been rescheduled to Thu 15 April and the Fri 5 March show is now rescheduled to Fri 16 April. If you are able to attend on the new dates you don’t have to do anything – you can hold on to your existing ticket and it will still be valid for the new date. If you are not able to attend on the new date you are entitled to a refund by contacting Ticketmaster prior to Mon 22 March.
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE FESTIVAL March 6
Good Day Sunshine Festival has sadly been cancelled. All ticket holders will automatically receive refunds. To make up for this cancellation, we are immediately announcing that Ben Lee and I will be doing a replacement show at 3 Oceans Winery on Sat 17 April. Pre-sale for this show is only available to current Good Day Sunshine Festival ticket holders, and they will receive the pre-sale ticketing link via email. General public on-sale is from 10:00am local time Mon 1 March via www.missyhiggins.com/shows.
Heartbroken that this has had to happen – but as with everything in the past year, we just have to roll with the punches. We’ll all be together again very soon!
Missy x

Missy Higgins TikTok Live Stream gig this Sunday 6:00pm!

Hi everyone! I’m doing a live stream gig on my TikTok for Isol-Aid Festival this Sunday 7 February at 6:00pm 💕
 
Be sure to tune in on time because it’ll only last about half an hour – and I promise we’ll jam pack heaps of tunes in there for you all! If you want to get a notification when the stream starts, follow my TikTok @missyhigginsmusic now… which you really should be doing anyway! 😂 Have a great rest of the week and I’ll see you on Sunday!
 
Follow me on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSE7pmdP

Missy to play Surf Coast gig this Saturday with Tones and I!

Victoria, see you on the surf coast this Saturday! All tickets under $50, and on sale from 12:00pm local time Tue 19 Jan (tomorrow) via soundsbettertogether.com