Even at the crazy young age of 15, Missy Higgins demonstrated a crazy mature musical talent, as evidenced by a video unearthed for her forthcoming ‘Best of’ release.
The song is entitled All for Believing, and is set to feature amongst the 20 tracks on The Special Ones, which drops on November 23.
“This video is of me creating the very first recording of All for Believing,” says Missy. “It’s the basic piano recording before we added the other sounds like percussion and cello. I am so young in this I can’t believe it was so long ago, ah! I must have been 15 or something. We were in a hotel room with some basic equipment recording it for Roland… technically my first gig! We chose a hotel room for the quietness factor, but fate would have it that a group of bagpipe players decided to use the park right outside our window as their place to practice that day. So there’s probably some subtle hints of bagpipe in the recording somewhere!”
As well as the compilation album, Missy also has a very big gig coming up as part of the Australian Music Month celebrations.
Missy will perform an intimate show in the Melba Spiegeltent in Melbourne, alongside guests such as Peter Garrett, Kasey Chambers, Dan Sultan, Gretta Ray and Ben Abraham. The 90-minute performance will aired on the ABC, iview and Double J from 8.40pm on Sunday, November 25.
Heres the track listing for The Special Ones:
Arrows (previously unreleased)
All for Believing (original demo)
The Special Two
Where I Stood
Set Me on Fire
Shark Fin Blues
Throw Your Arms Around Me (live on the Ed Sheeran tour – previously unreleased)
Run So Fast [featuring Ben Abraham] (previously unreleased)