Missy Higgins is back in a big way with new album Solastalgia set to drop this May. But first, a video for new single Futon Couch.
It’s a write-what-you-know scenario, as Missy explains.
“This is the happiest song on the record, so I wanted to start with it,” says Missy. “It’s not often I write a straight-out, ‘f-ck it I love you’ song. It is the story of me meeting my husband in Broome, Western Australia. 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 smalltalk 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?’ After that day, I popped round for tea at my friend’s house way more often. We fell in love. We sang I Was Made for Lovin’ You together at our friend’s wedding the following week and a few years later, I walked down the aisle towards him. This single tracks the beginning of our relationship and follows it into an unknown future.”
While we still find the tautology of the title a tad annoying, the song is anything but. Here it is in brand new music video form…