Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins
will return to the U.S. with her second record, "On A Clear Night," due for release on February 26, 2008. Entertainment Weekly
says of Missy, "…shows a depth reminiscent of early Suzanne Vega
and Sarah McLachlan
: catchy hooks…sounds just right."
Before Missy hits the road in the U.S., she will make two appearances at The Sundance Film Festival, performing at a very special live-music event titled "Where Music Meets Film" celebrating the enduring connection between music and film alongside artists such as Josh Groban
, Jason Mraz
, Michelle Branch
, Tyler Hilton
and Jack's Mannequin
The stunning first single, "Where I Stood," has already been featured prominently on the CW's Smallville
and on the Thanksgiving edition of ABC's hit dramedy Grey's Anatomy
, among others. Both shows have been pivotal in breaking new artists over recent years. The album has also received early accolades and Paste Magazine calls it, "heartfelt and insanely melodic."
Missy's music is also already receiving serious support from influential L.A. tastemaker Nic Harcourt via his "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program on KCRW. This is also helping build anticipation for the stateside release of "On A Clear Night" in February. Cities like San Francisco, San Diego, and Minneapolis have already added the track a month before release.
Currently, you can hear some of Missy's music at www.missyhiggins.com
, and videos for "Steer," "Where I Stood," and "Peachy" can be seen at www.youtube.com.
Missy Higgins', On A Clear Night, retains the irresistible melodies and piercing lyrics of her critically lauded debut The Sound of White
, which was Australia's best-selling album of 2005. However this time around, the tracks benefit from the production of Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello
, Crowded House
) and see a more confident and self-aware outlook as befits a young woman who is finding her way in the world. On A Clear Night
has already been certified triple platinum in Australia and seen Missy awarded the 2007 ARIA Award (Australia's Grammy) as the country's "Best Female Artist" for two years in a row. It has yielded a #1 and a top 10 single with "Steer" and "Where I Stood."
In the past, Missy has toured the U.S. with the likes of Howie Day
, Jason Mraz, Liz Phair
, and Ray Lamontagne
and her live shows have been pivotal in establishing her fanbase. Missy will therefore be hitting the road in North America with more dates to follow.
Thu 1/24 Park City, UT @ Sundance Where Music Meets Film @ Harry O's
Fri 1/25 Park City, UT @ Sundance (ASCAP) Music Café @ The Star Bar
Tue 3/4 Denver CO Bluebird
Fri 3/7 Minneapolis MN Fine Line
Sun 3/9 Toronto ON El Mocambo
Tue 3/11 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
Wed 3/12 New York NY The Bowery Ballroom
Fri 3/14 Boston MA The Paradise
Sat 3/15 Baltimore MD Fletchers