After well over a year of touring in North America Missy Higgins is finally returning home to Australia for some local shows. What’s more these dates will coincide with a brand new EP for Australian fans. It’s entitled “More Than This” and it contains four musical postcards from her time spent Stateside.
This exclusive online release will be available on iTunes from Tuesday March 31.
Missy has confirmed that ALL royalties from the sale of the “More Than This” EP will go straight to the “Save The Kimberley” group who are working tirelessly to oppose the governments proposed industrialization of the Kimberley region in North Western Australia. Missy has a long history with the region spending many months living in Broome and penning most of the songs on her album “On A Clear Night” there. She also filmed a movie in the region late last year. The Kimberley is still one of the worlds few untouched and unspoiled places.
The EP brings together four cover versions that Missy has recorded for various purposes in the U.S. The title track “More Than This” is a reworking of the Roxy Music classic. The song was recorded for a special album which her U.S. label, Warner Bros., compiled to celebrate their 50th anniversary. That disc brings together current artists covering songs from throughout WB’s illustrious history. “It’s particularly intimidating attempting to cover a song that was so perfect in it’s original form-I wanted to make it my ‘folky own’.” Missy said.