It’s been rather a big couple of weeks for Missy Higgins fans… First came word of her new album and single, then came the tour announcement just yesterday, along with the official servicing of the single to media and the delivery of the video (below).
Word also broke over the last couple of days that Missy had decided to quit the music industry altogether at the completion of the ‘On A Clear Night’ project. In true Missy fashion, there was no fanfare surrounding the decision – she merely kept it a tightly held secret between her nearest and dearest.
“I’d had more success than I’d ever dreamt of and somehow it didn’t bring the happiness I thought it would,” she says in a statement. “I guess I had a bit of an existential crisis – I thought, how do I become happy? If this doesn’t give me fulfillment what will? And when you let go of something you’ve always attached to as your identity, what do you do? I’d always been the singer or the musician or the songwriter. And when I quit music, it was terrifying. Who am I without it? It was scary but it was also important to find out.”
Naturally some of those feelings form part of the lyrical content on her new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’, due in June.
In the meantime, however, Missy is once again revealing herself layer by layer via her new single (and the video for) ‘Unashamed Desire’.