:: Great debut album by an incredibly talented young man. Catch him live, it’s so worth it!
God Loves You When You’re Dancing, last year’s debut EP of Melbourne-based singer/songwriter James Keogh better known by his stage name Vance Joy, gets me smiling now matter what mood I’m in, and ever since I saw Vance Joy playing a fantastic (but very short) live set earlier this year, I’m a big fan of his music. So naturally it gets me really excited that his debut album Dream Your Life Away, announced about two months ago, is finally available now.
Dream Your Life Away was released in Australia/New Zealand on September 05, 2014 via Atlantic Recording Co./WEA International. North America saw release on September 09, UK/Europe on September 15. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Dream Your Life Away from Amazon.
The thirteen album tracks are entirely written and composed by Vance Joy. Dream Your Life Away was recorded in the United States with Foo Fighters and Lumineers producer Ryan Hadlock.
First Time is the second single off of Vance Joy’s debut. The song comes with an official video directed by Sing J. Lee for Chief Productions, watch/listen above. Mess Is Mine was the first single taken from Dream Your Life Away. The song comes with a wonderful music video written & directed by Luci Schroder and produced by Emma Haarburger. Vance Joy is currently touring Europe (September/October) and he will be playing an extensive string of North American shows in October/November. 9 Australian shows are scheduled for March 2015, check out the upcoming dates below.
01. Winds of Change
02. Mess Is Mine
03. Wasted Time
05. Who Am I
06. From Afar
07. We All Die Trying To Get It Right
09. Red Eye
10. First Time
11. All I Ever Wanted
12. Best That I Can
13. My Kind of Man
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 21 Sep 2014 // Belfast, UK // Limelight 2
Mon 22 Sep 2014 // Dublin, Ireland // The Academy
Wed 24 Sep 2014 // Glasgow, UK // Oran Mor
Thu 25 Sep 2014 // Manchester, UK // Academy 2
Fri 26 Sep 2014 // Leeds, UK // Stylus
Sun 28 Sep 2014 // Birmingham, UK // Library
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
More ‘Vance Joy’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Aug 18 − Debut EP: God Loves You When You’re Dancing (2013/03/22) [Full Stream] / Single ‘Riptide’ [Official Video]