After seven years of touring and recording, Missy quietly took a break from music for several years from 2009 to pursue other interests including a course in Indigenous Studies, as well as making her acting debut in Australian film ‘Bran Nue Dae’.
In 2018, Missy announced her long awaited fifth studio album, ‘Solastalgia’, with its lead single ‘Futon Couch’ becoming her biggest radio success in a decade. Missy was also confirmed as the main support on Ed Sheeran’s ÷ Tour – the largest series of concerts in Australian history with nearly 1 million tickets sold.
Missy capped off 2018 with the release of ‘The Special Ones’ – a Best Of Collection that is a primer to one of Australian music’s strongest modern catalogues;. The album features four previously unreleased tracks including new single ‘Arrows’ and the previously unheard demo of ‘All For Believing’ that set her career in motion when she won Triple J Unearthed all those years ago. Alongside the album release, Missy was also the focus of an ABC TV special ‘Missy & Friends Live’ – a celebration of her career with special guests including Peter Garrett and Kasey Chambers as part of Ausmusic Month.