Vance Joy gets real at the Greek Theatre

Vance Joy (photo: Tiffany Lew) Vance Joy sings like he’s speaking directly to you, lyrically weaving through the highs and lows of love — longing, patience, and (mis)understanding. Just ask one of the numerous teenage girls who screamed, “You’re so cute!” throughout his Nation of Two tour kickoff concert at the Greek Theater in Berkeley on April 13. “Riptide” catapulted the Melbourne singer-songwriter to radio airwaves around the world a few years ago, and work from his latest album, Nation of Two, brought just as much excitement to the crowd. Thousands of fans effortlessly sang and swayed to a backdrop [...]

By |April 19, 2018|Tags: |

Vance Joy brings ‘Nation of Two’ to the Greek

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 [...]

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Q&A: Vance Joy is today’s singer-songwriter, tomorrow’s librarian

James Keogh could have been a lawyer; he’d completed the degree for it. Or he could have been a successful, yet underpaid, footballer in Australian rules football. But he’d lost the passion for sports. Instead, he wrote some songs and became Vance Joy, whose earnestly peculiar song that name-checks Michelle Pfeiffer – “Riptide” – is probably playing on your radio right now. Last year he signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records – in sports analogy terms, his team believes he can take them all the way – and his debut album, Dream Your Life Away, will be released September 9. [...]

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