Missy Higgins kept a very low public profile in 2006 but that doesnt mean she hasnt been keeping busy.
In fact with her typical lack of fuss and fanfare the former JJJ Unearthed winner spent the second half of last year in Los Angeles recording a brand new album. The highly anticipated release is currently scheduled for the end of April in Australia.
The as yet untitled disc was recorded with acclaimed producer Mitchell Froom who helmed the recent Finn Brothers CD and the first 3 Crowded House albums plus discs for such acclamied singer-songwriters as Ron Sexsmith, Elvis Costello and Suzanne Vega.
The first song to be lifted from these sessions will be “Steer” – a positive and life affirming song which Missy previewed live during the US and UK touring she did in mid – 2006. The track will premiere online and on Australian radio/tv in early March . It will be released on CD single to coincide with Missy’s appearance on several major festivals over the Easter weekend and her album will follow at the end of April.
Missy’s debut CD, “The Sound Of White”, remains in the Australian top 40 over two years after its release. The album is now certified 9 times platinum and is one of the highest selling Australian albums of all the time.
In other Missy news, she recently joined Paul Kelly and Glen from Augie March in adding vocals to a Kev Carmody song called “Droving Man” which Paul put together. That album will be released shortly.