It’s a good day for fans of Aussie songstress Missy Higgins, with the release of her new single ‘Futon Couch’.
The track marks a little sidestep stylistically for Missy; it’s part of an upcoming album project that blends her traditional sounds with more electronic influences.
“There’s so much inspiring music being made out there in people’s bedrooms on their computers,” she says in a statement. “I wanted to see what sounds and beats we could conjure out of the electronic ether, and then try to wrap some stories and traditional instruments around them. It’s a huge journey, this album.”
And ‘Futon Couch’, a song she describes as “the happiest song on the record” is here as its lead single.
“It is the story of me meeting my husband in Broome,” she explains. “He was my good friend’s housemate and one day he walked into the living room where I was waiting for my friend. I sat on the futon couch making small-talk with him while he did the dishes and I thought : ‘where did THIS guy come from and why is he so lovely and how can I surreptitiously arrange to hang out with him more?’.”
The album, entitled ‘Solastalgia’, is currently slated for release in May. No doubt audiences will have the chance to hear some of what’s on offer when Missy takes to the stage as the support act on Ed Sheeran’s tour next month (also announced today).
“I’m profoundly grateful for the opportunity to share a stage with Ed and play to so many people but it’s aready giving me butterflies”, she says. “I don’t know whether I’m excited or terrified – probably a bit of both.”
Take a listen to ‘Futon Couch’ below.