Great to see live music on the way back in NSW and looking forward to being part of it! Stay tuned for more info on this over coming months x https://t.co/xWapI8thXx #greatsouthernnights pic.twitter.com/YBIusS5S9S
— Missy Higgins (@missyhiggins) June 13, 2020
Hi everyone! #TheStateOfMusic is a weekly live-streamed series, featuring performances + interviews – and I’m excited to be a part of Episode Two, alongside these lovely ladies Kate Miller-Heidke, MAHALIA BARNES + THE SOUL MATES, Mia Wray Music, Montaigne, and Vera Blue with hosts Carrie Bickmore and Jane Gazzo.
Stream live this Saturday 9 May from 6:30pm AEST on the Victoria Together Facebook, YouTube + together.vic.gov.au
Stream live this Sat 9 May from 6:30pm AEST on my Facebook x pic.twitter.com/YxMxRio0kn
— Missy Higgins (@missyhiggins) May 7, 2020
For those of you who missed my performance of ‘Carry You’ with Tim Minchin tonight on Channel 9, here ‘tis! This was weird and lovely. I didn’t have much to make my living room look fancy so those are little father Christmas tree lights behind me, and I decided to wear my wedding dress for the occasion. Not sure why! I’ve just been looking for an opportunity to wear it again. Everything’s a bit topsy-turvy at the moment, so why not. Thank you to Tim for this beautiful song, I love singing it, and please catch his series ‘Upright’ on Foxtel if you can, it is truly brilliant. Thanks for having us be involved everyone at Channel 9 and everyone else involved in Music From The Home Front, for Anzac Day.
Love to you all, hang in there
Look what’s happening this weekend! I’ll be singing a special song with a special someone via the magical inter-webs. Stay tuned and tune in. Lots of amazing acts performing. This Saturday from 7:30pm AEST on Channel 9 #musicfromthehomefront
Look what’s happening this weekend! I’ll be singing a special song with a special someone via the magical inter-webs. Stay tuned and tune in. Lots of amazing acts performing. X ❤️ This Saturday from 7:30pm AEST on Channel 9 #musicfromthehomefront pic.twitter.com/ZsrEDqhfTf
— Missy Higgins (@missyhiggins) April 23, 2020
New single ‘Carry You’ out now: missyhiggins.lnk.to/CarryYou
I hadn’t seen Upright before Tim asked me if I wanted to record a song for it, but I was a big fan of Tim’s work so I knew it would be good. When he played me ‘Carry You’ on the piano I instantly felt how beautiful and universal it was and how I might make it my own.
Sarah Belkner (who plays keyboard for both of us) did an incredible job of wrapping it in some classy, understated production, and I love how it turned out in the studio with her.
After I watched the series (which blew me away, it was so good) I finally understood how multi-dimensional the song is and it made me love it even more. When I sang it in the studio, I felt the ache of regret and the longing for connection through the lyrics, which is something any of us can relate to I think.
I’m so happy to be a part of this project, it’s Aussie TV at its absolute best.
‘Carry You’ is written by Tim Minchin, and is taken from his new Australian TV show ‘Upright’ on Foxtel.
Wow! 3rd and final Melbourne Zoo show is now SOLD OUT. Tickets for Perth, Sydney and Hobart selling fast – head to www.missyhiggins.com/shows quick sticks!
I cannot believe it but it has been fifteen years since I released ‘The Sound of White’! Then again, it feels like another lifetime ago that I wrote and recorded those songs, the first of which I wrote when I was fifteen years old myself.
So, on this special day, I wanted to write and tell you what you all mean to me. It’s been a gigantic personal journey for me over the last fifteen years. I’ve made so many mistakes, I’ve broken apart along every seam, been put back together by the things I least expected. I’ve felt connections with audiences so strongly that my entire body felt electrified and boundary-less and I’ve wanted to cry from happiness. I’ve ridden the wave of what it feels like to be in your twenties and learning un-pretty things about yourself every day, I’ve taken risks, I’ve been careful, I’ve crawled away from the light and come running back to it.
And all through that, you’ve been there. Without you I’m a lone voice singing to a bedroom wall. At the risk of sounding like Jerry McGuire, you complete the story, every time. So thank you isn’t enough but here it is anyway: Thank you! Thank you!
And to also mark this day, here is a live version of me singing ‘Any Day Now’ at The Palais in Melbourne from the On A Clear Night Tour.
A few years ago I got asked to do a show with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in this incredible outdoor location called Skyfields in the forest outside Devonport. I’ve always loved playing outdoors as well as with orchestras, both seem to somehow elevate my music to a new level. It was an amazing experience. The songs came alive in unexpected ways when we introduced all the other instruments.
I can’t wait to do it again, this time at Wrest Point Lawns in Hobart on Sat 15 Feb next year. Fan pre-sale start tomorrow, Thu 22 Aug at 10:00am Tasmanian local time and lasts until 10:00am Sat 24 Aug or until allocation exhausted.The pre-sale is happening via my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up yet head to www.missyhiggins.com/mailing-list and I’ll resend the link an hour before the pre-sale starts. General public on-sale Mon 26 Aug at 10:00am Tasmanian local time.
See you there!
See you in SA this November! 🍇
New single ‘Song For Sammy’ 💗 missyhiggins.lnk.to/SongForSammy
Today I’m doing a special little thing. I’m releasing a song for Mother’s Day. It’s a ukulele song I wrote for my boy Sammy a little while ago when he was a wee baby. I came up with the melody one night when i was doing laps of the room, rocking him back and forth trying to get him to sleep. I just kept singing this melody over and over and over, so much so that a song started to form in my head. When he finally went to sleep I put him down, went out of the room and quietly sung this song into my phone. The next day I put the lyrics to it.
It’s a song about the crazy extreme emotions that come with being a parent for the first time. The feeling that you would do ANYTHING for this kid, which is at once exhilarating and terrifying. Suddenly your heart is ripped open and exposed to all the elements. Vulnerable but so, so alive. Exhausted but drunk on love. Acutely aware of all the children in the world and how that is, actually, every single goddamn person. How every man is somebody’s son, every woman is somebody’s daughter. And how realising that, changes everything.
Anyone that’s been coming to my shows knows that I’ve been playing this song live for quite a while now, and I’ve wanted to release it but it’s never quite been the right time. And I realise too now, that having a song for Sammy I’ll have to write one for Luna or there’ll be some serious sibling rivalry going on one day and I ain’t paying for those therapy fees! So perhaps that’ll be next, watch this space 🙂 I really hope you enjoy it.
A huge Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mum’s out there. It can be such an isolating and challenging time, and these days more than ever it’s hard to feel truly connected to each other. So I want to tell you that you’re not alone, I see you out there and you’re doing a bloody incredible job at keeping those little human’s alive. I also want to send love to everyone doing it tough this weekend, who perhaps has lost their mum, or lost a child. You need all the love and hugs in the world, so as much as I can through the silly internet, I am sending that to you right now.
Thanks everyone, thanks heaps for all your support. I’ll keep keeping you updated on my goings-on, on the big family/life/music juggle… until then!
Well the tour is finished. Wow. Great show to finish on at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Saturday night. We were lucky enough to have @dansultanmusic open up who blew the whole audience away.
I need a little while to recuperate now and concentrate on health and sleep and family as it’s all a bit haywire from the last couple of months and I’m a bit frazzled. Touring with baby is no fricken joke.
But I do want to say thank you so much to the band and crew who are like family and especially you guys, the fans, who came to see us live. Im so so so so grateful you keep coming out and being so generous with your time and energy and allowing me to do what I do, I love it so bloody much and will never take it for granted. Speak soon.
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Hi friends, sending you a message from WA where we kicked off the Coming Home Tour with John Butler Trio+ last weekend! Such gorgeous crowds, and so many cute kiddies dancing front of stage! It’s been a truly magical week in Margaret River, especially spending some time with John and Danielle and their beautiful family and community. Yesterday we swam in water holes, sun-baked on rocks, dodged bull ant nests and Christmas spiders, ate homemade spaghetti with salad from the garden and laughed around an un-made fire. This has been good for the soul and so inspiring in so many ways, looking forward. Sammy has been in nudie heaven, running through the bush like a wild man. Then this arvo to top it off John Butler tattooed a beautiful little moon onto my wrist, to represent my daughter, my Luna. My squeezable little love. Now I have an arrow on my foot for my boy Sammy Arrow, and a moon on my wrist for Luna.