|Single by Thirsty Merc|
|from the album Thirsty Merc|
|Released||26 July 2004|
|Label||Warner Music Australia|
|Songwriter(s)||Rai Thistlethwayte, Phil Stack|
|Thirsty Merc singles chronology|
"My Completeness" was the second single released from Thirsty Merc's debut album Thirsty Merc . Reaching number two on the Australian Airplay Chart, the single was the most successful single for the band at the time of its release. It performed considerably better than predecessor, Emancipate Myself , peaking at #27 on the Australian Singles Chart, while highlighting the musical depth and sincerity of the band that secured them a reputation as one of the world's premier alternative acts.
The music video features all members of the band in an acoustic setting which is later met by various females surrounding the band filming them with handheld cameras. Additional footage is also taken by the actual handheld cameras seen throughout the video.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||27|
|Australian Airplay Chart||2|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||34|
Thirsty Merc are an Australian pop rock band formed in 2002 by Rai Thistlethwayte, Phil Stack, Karl Robertson (drums), and Matthew Baker (guitar). In 2004, Baker was replaced by Sean Carey, who was, in turn, replaced by Matt Smith in 2010. Thirsty Merc have released one extended play, First Work, and four studio albums: Thirsty Merc, Slideshows, Mousetrap Heart and Shifting Gears. The band have sold over 200,000 albums, toured extensively around Australia, and received national radio airplay for their tracks.
Rai Thistlethwayte is an Australian rock, pop and jazz musician and songwriter. Thistlethwayte is an accomplished pianist, guitarist, and vocalist. He is the lead singer and primary songwriter in the Australian pop rock band Thirsty Merc. Since 2004, Thirsty Merc have released a string of hits in the Australian Music Charts including "In The Summertime", "Someday, Someday", "20 Good Reasons", "Those Eyes", "Emancipate Myself", "Wasting Time," "My Completeness", "When The Weather Is Fine", "The Hard Way", "Homesick", "Mousetrap Heart", "Tommy And Krista" and "All My Life". He is currently based in Los Angeles. As a solo artist, Thistlethwayte performs under the name 'Sun Rai.'
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