April 29, 2012
Not afraid to love
Unashamed Desire is the first single from Missy Higgins' new album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, out June 1. The video above is stunning; it's thrilling to see artists freed of what should be a constriction (low budgets) to do something truly artistic.
The song itself is a creeper. The first time you hear it, it's... good. And then on repeated plays it pops and pops and builds until it finally flattens you. The lyric on the middle eight is like a manifesto:
We get one sweet moment in the arms of youth
I don't wanna waste time holding down the truth
I got everything to win and only pain to lose
This is my
Missy's greatest previous achievement, in my opinion, is one of the most heartbreaking songs of the last ten years, Where I Stood. Right up there with Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me, if from a different point of view.
You can download the song for free as a .wav file via Soundcloud now. It's also on iTunes in many countries...