New Music Monday: Vance Joy

Vance Joy is an Australian indie folk singer/songwriter.  In 2013 he released his debut EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing.  His debut included the future single to his debut album.  “Riptide” from Dream Your Life Away peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  The ukulele based hit muscled it’s way to pop radio and even landed him a touring spot on Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour, alongside HAIM and Shawn Mendes.

Joy’s first single, “Lay It On Me,” from upcoming sophomore album, Nation of Two, was released on July 12, 2017.  The song features his signature fingerpicked acoustic guitar sounds, and it progressively gets bigger and bigger as the song reaches each chorus, with a vibrant horn section.

“Like Gold” is Joy’s newest single from Nation of Two, it was released on November 2.  The song sets the tone for his newest album, and the message it is going to convey.

Nation of Two is set for release in February of 2018, four years after Dream Your Life Away.

Vance Joy Live

I fell in love with Vance Joy when I heard his song “Georgia”.  His lyrics and sound pair perfectly together.  His music is something I like to relax to, or put on in the background of a group hangout.  I have been waiting for new music from Joy in a very long time, and “Lay It On Me” and “Like Gold” did not disappoint.

Stream Vance Joy on Spotify here.

 

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