With her thick Australian accent regularly shining through her songs, Missy Higgins manages to overcome the wonderful beach scenes and “shrimps on the barbie” thoughts that run through my head every time I hear an Aussie accent by creating songs of depth and feeling where her accent only serves to increase the impact of such lines as
I’ve hardly been outside my room in days, ’cause I don’t feel that I deserve the sunshine’s rays. The darkness helped until the whiskey wore away. And it was then I realise the conscience never fades.
And when her gorgeous Aussie inflection shines through on happier (but no less impactful) lines such as
And we will only need each other, we’ll bleed together. Our hands will not be taught to hold another’s, when we’re the special two.
…it leaves you not giving a Fosters XXXX about anything else.
A 25-year-old who has released two albums to date – both propelling her to ARIA awards (the Australian Grammy) as “Best Female Artist” in 2005 and 2007, and both being the highest-selling albums in Australia in their respective years – Missy…
Ah screw it – you didn’t come for her bio. Just listen to the songs. They’re gorgeous.
www: Missy Higgins