Peachy

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"Peachy"
Single by Missy Higgins
from the album On a Clear Night
A-side
  • "Droving Woman"
  • "The Book Song (Live)"
  • "100 Round The Bends (Live)"
  • "Don't Ever (Live)"
Released 10 November 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded Los Angeles, California, 2006
Genre pop
Length 2:39
Label Eleven
Writer(s) Missy Higgins
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Missy Higgins singles chronology
"Where I Stood"
(2007)
"Peachy"
(2007)
"More Than This"
(2009)

"Peachy" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins and the third single released from her second album, On A Clear Night. The track features a guest appearance by Neil Finn playing electric guitar. The single was released on 10 November 2007 as a digital download only. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2008 Higgins was nominated for Best Female Artist for this single.[1]

Background[edit]


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In 2004, Higgins released the song "Ten Days" which documented her feelings following a break-up with her boyfriend before she travelled to Europe after leaving high school. Though they later reconciled, the relationship ended and subsequently inspired the lyrics for "Peachy".[2] The song was written in half an hour at a friend's house where Higgins locked herself in a room with a guitar.[2] She said of the song, "[i]t's all those mind games you play with someone you've just broken up with [...] They're pretending they've moved on; you're pretending you have, too, but neither of you has. It's ridiculous."[2]

The song was recorded in 2006 in Los Angeles at producer Mitchell Froom's home studio. The music video was directed and shot by Australian filmmakers Paul Goodman and Alice Bell.[3]

Release[edit]

"Peachy" was released for digital download only on 10 November 2007.[3] "Peachy" was voted the number 51 song in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2007 and was included on the 2008 compilation CD Triple J's Hottest 100 Volume 15.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Peachy" – 2:41
  2. "Droving Woman" (performed by Augie March, Missy Higgins & Paul Kelly) – 8:45
  3. "The Book Song" (Live) – 2:14
  4. "100 Round the Bends" (Live) – 3:06
  5. "Don't Ever" (Live) – 3:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners By Year: Search Results 'Missy Higgins'". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Adams, Cameron (26 April 2007), "Night Rider", Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times (News Corporation)), retrieved 25 April 2010 
  3. ^ a b Cashmere, Paul (12 June 2007), "40,000 Powderfinger Fans Can't Be Wrong", Undercover (Cashmere Media Pty Ltd), retrieved 25 April 2010 

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