"So Beautiful" is one of two new songs present on the new Savage Garden best-of Truly, Madly, Completely. Three singles have been released (one in Australia and two in England) to promote So Beautiful, written by Darren Hayes (Darren and Daniel did not, in fact, collaborate to come up with new songs as originally planned).
So Beautiful Part One features the So Beautiful Radio Edit and To the Moon And Back Medley, a live cut of To The Moon And Back, The Lover After Me, and Chained To You recorded on the Too Close for Comfort tour in 2002.
So Beautiful is a long-awaited return to Darren writing a classic love ballad in the tradition of Truly, Madly, Deeply and I Knew I Loved You. (You make me feel so beautiful/Nowhere else in the world I wanna be). Sonically, it's a throwback to Affirmation (1999), and the haunting layered chorus highlights Darren's omnipresent falsetto.
In their brief career, Savage Garden never released a live album. I never liked the studio album Affirmation on its own, but these songs are enchanting when Darren sings them live, with only a synth for backing.