Following a period of writing and recording abroad home-town musical hero Vance Joy came home to play two headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney to celebrate the release of his new album. Giving us a first taste of his new work since his debut album, Dream Your Life Away (2014), the Melbourne local didn’t dissapoint as he tore up the stage with catchy folk/pop hits, wholesome lyrics of love and heartbreak and a story or two about his musical journey writing this album winning the crowd over with his soothing melodic voice, whitty charm and charismatic storytelling before breaking into the iconic tunes that landed him a place in Australian music lovers hearts.
Fitting the homeland in before jetsetting away to play on the stages of New York City’s Panorama, Chicago’s Lollapalooza, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Austin’s City Limits Music Festival and Montreal’s Osheaga Festival the beloved performer gave us a glimpse as to why this album has been so successful. With songs like Lay It On Me & Like Gold it’s no surprise that one of our biggest exports is doing so well on the global scale, mixed with his laidback attitude and loveable persona this man from down under is showing the world why Australian talent is a global threat.
If you are yet to see just why Vance Joy is selling out venues and playing some of the biggest stages in the world or if you’re yet to hear the wonderful sounds of his new album, Nation of Two, then don’t wait any longer. If he’s playing anywhere, anytime catch a train, bus, cab or even a plane and see why this truly magnificent human is turning his talent into memorable moments you wont ever want to forget. Treat yourself and go on the magical ride that his music takes you on I guarentee you’ll be toe-tapping, dancing and even singing along in no time at all!
Photos & Video by Jamie Azzopardi