Missy Higgins has just released her latest special one (new single ‘Arrows’), at the same time confirming her best-of, ‘The Special Ones’.
The new album, of course, brings together Missy’s amazing back catalogue of singles, including the title track, ‘Scar’, ‘Ten Days’, ‘Steer’, ‘Futon Couch’, ‘Cemetery’ and many more.
But there are also other little previously unreleased gems, including her cover of ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ (live on the Ed Sheeran tour), the original demo of ‘All For Believing’ and new tracks ‘Run So Fast’ and ‘Arrows’.
It’s the latter’s duty to be lead single for this project.
According to her label, ‘Arrows’ was originally penned for Missy’s wedding. It was ultimately recorded just three days before she gave birth to her daughter in August.
“The lower register of my voice actually changes a bit when I’m pregnant, I guess it’s the hormones or something but, anyway, I wanted to take advantage of those temporary extra notes to record this song,” she explains. “We only just made it. A couple of days later and it would’ve had to be a duet with our little girl!”
Though ‘Arrows’ might not be especially commercial, it’s an utterly stunning song; there’s so much emotion and feeling wrapped up in the almost five minutes, it’s difficult not to be moved by Missy’s delivery (video below).
Look for ‘The Special Ones : The Best Of Missy Higgins’ landing at your favourite retailer on Friday November 16.
02. All For Believing (original demo)
04. Ten Days
05. The Special Two
07. Where I Stood
09. Unashamed Desire
10. Everyone’s Waiting
11. Set Me On Fire
12. Shark Fin Blues
14. Futon Couch
15. 49 Candles
17. Oh Canada
18. Throw Your Arms Around Me (live on Ed Sheeran tour)
20. Run So Fast