Sunday, September 21, 2014
Missy Higgins Oz, not just another covers album
Missy Higgins’ OZ is something different … an eclectic album of Aussie cover versions and a quirky book of related essays.
The music and the prose are best experienced together in a beautiful clothbound CD/Book edition but they can also be enjoyed separately in physical or digital forms.
The OZ album features Missy re-imagining 15 Australian songs that were originally recorded by a diverse set of artists (eg: The Angels, Slim Dusty, Something For Kate, Warumpi Band, Paul Kelly, The Drones). In the accompanying OZ book, Missy uses each of those recordings as the starting point for a sprawling series of essays; reflecting on life, love and how not to wear high heels.
OZ – the album and the book – will be released on September 19.
Listen to "Back to the wall" from the new album here: