Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgin has enjoyed phenomenal success with her irresistible melodies and ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics, delivered by a striking voice that clearly means it.
After touring the globe with her undeniable songs and unforgettable live performances, Missy’s highly acclaimed albums ‚ÄòThe Sound Of White‚Äô (ARIA Album Of The Year featuring the hit singles ‚ÄòScar‚Äô and ‚ÄôThe Special Two‚Äô), ‚ÄòOn A Clear Night‚Äô (featuring North American top 20 airplay hit ‚ÄòWhere I Stood‚Äô and ‚ÄòSteer‚Äô) and ‚ÄòThe Ol‚Äô Razzle Dazzle‚Äô (#1 album featuring ‚ÄòEveryone‚Äôs Waiting‚Äô and ‚ÄòHello Hello‚Äô) have sold over two millions albums and singles globally.
Missy has appeared on the cover of Australia’s Rolling Stone magazine twice, and is a five-time chart topper and nine-time ARIA Award winner (Australia‚Äôs Grammys).
After seven years of touring and recording, Missy quietly took a break from music in 2009 to pursue other interests including a course in Indigenous Studies, as well as making her acting debut in Australian film ‚ÄòBran Nue Dae‚Äô.
In 2011, Missy‚Äôs love of music lead her back to the studio when she set up in Nashville to record ‚ÄòThe Ol‚ÄôRazzle Dazzle‚Äô, Missy‚Äôs third #1 studio album in her homeland which, despite the five year wait, became the most acclaimed work of Missy‚Äôs extraordinary career. It spent over three months in the Australian top 10 after its mid-2012 release and became Missy’s first top 100 album on the US Billboard 200.
In September 2014, Missy released her fourth studio album OZ to rave reviews ‚Äì an eclectic mix of Aussie cover versions also accompanied by a quirky book of related essays. In recent years, Missy has released two standalone singles ‚Äì including ‚ÄòOh Canada‚Äô (2016), which was inspired by the tragic images of an infant Syrian refugee named Alan Kurdi, and ‚ÄòTorchlight‚Äô(2017), a powerful, emotive ballad written for Australian film ‚ÄòDon‚Äôt Tell‚Äô. ‚ÄòTorchlight‚Äô won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen at the 2017 Screen Music Awards.
Missy has also been hard at work on a number of live projects. These include a series of sold-out shows on her first North American tour in four years and a sold-out Orchestral Concert Series playing to over 25,000 fans across Australia in 2016, as well as her musical theatre debut, starring as Southern belle Bonnie-Mae Stackhouse in a brand new production of celebrated Australian musical ‚ÄòMiracle City‚Äô at the Sydney Opera House.
In 2018, Missy announced her long awaited fifth studio album, ‚ÄòSolastalgia‚Äô, alongside the imminent release of first single ‚ÄòFuton Couch‚Äô. Missy was also confirmed as the main support on Ed Sheeran‚Äôs √∑ Tour ‚Äì the largest tour in Australian history with nearly 1 million tickets sold nationwide. Upon the release of the album in May, Missy embarked on a sold out national tour in support of the release.