New Music: Darren Middleton feat. Missy Higgins ‘Favours’


After his highly regarded solo album Splinters was released in late 2015 former Powerfinger guitarist Darren Middleton has emerged in 2016 with his latest single”Favours” featuring vocals from Australia’s songwriting sweetheart Missy Higgins.

A longing tune complimented by Higgins’ mournful vocals infused with a distinct country sound “Favours”, the third single from Splinters, hits an emotional high note. In keeping with the overall themes of the complicated relationships we all maintain with ourselves and our loved ones “Favours” touches on the concept of unrequited love. As Darren Middleton explains: “[Favours] is just a song saying “I don’t care about your past…I want the best of you now”.

Right from the get go it was decided that Missy Higgin’s oh-so-recognisable voice would be the perfect counter point to Darren’s pipes. “I imagined Missy Higgins singing with me from the start. I’m happy to say she obliged!” said Darren.

Darren Middleton thrilled fans by inviting his former Powderfinger band mates onstage at his Splinters album launch in late 2015 but Middleton’s 2016 promises to be even more exciting with the release of “Favours” and tour dates confirmed through February/March.

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