Vance Joy is back after first hitting airwaves in 2013 with mega folk-pop hit “Riptide” and touring with Taylor Swift. The Melbourne singer-songwriter kicks off his own Nation of Two tour at the Greek Theater in Berkeley on Thursday, April 13.

His latest album, Nation of Two, was released in February and features familiar acoustic tunes a la James Bay and George Ezra. This time around, he’s brought on board veteran writers Dave Bassett and Dan Wilson to cowrite some of the songs. The song production, however, isn’t complicated. His voice is tender, sometimes cracking, while trying to make sense of love and lost in a relationship — a theme throughout the album.

Listen to “I’m With You,” a ballad on Nation of Two and one of Joy’s favorite tracks:

Vance Joy, Lovelytheband
The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
April 13, 2018
7pm, $50