15 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his full-length debut, Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy offers smartly constructed, sun-dappled roots-pop ballads, delivered in an unaffected tenor. “Mess Is Mine” boasts Lumineers-style handclaps and “Red Eye” features a mournful, mellow twang, while pensive album closer “My Kind of Man” floats on a crystalline falsetto. Rugged and earthy, with an unabashedly tender heart, Dream Your Life Away delivers on the promise of Joy’s ukulele-led 2013 breakthrough single, “Riptide”—and then some.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On his full-length debut, Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy offers smartly constructed, sun-dappled roots-pop ballads, delivered in an unaffected tenor. “Mess Is Mine” boasts Lumineers-style handclaps and “Red Eye” features a mournful, mellow twang, while pensive album closer “My Kind of Man” floats on a crystalline falsetto. Rugged and earthy, with an unabashedly tender heart, Dream Your Life Away delivers on the promise of Joy’s ukulele-led 2013 breakthrough single, “Riptide”—and then some.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
212 Ratings
212 Ratings
iblamebenjamin ,

Wonderful!

This album is beautiful. The way he puts the lyrics together in each song is amazing and not just that but this is one of the most amazing albums i have heard so far. Pleasantness is surely delivered.

genaWK ,

Solid vibes

Always admired you Vance! These 2 new songs are definitely going to be some of my favorites!

LittleZabcia ,

Woah

Woah, this is a pretty fantastic singer. His songs are catchy but meaningful; beautiful and relatable. His voice has a very unique accent to it that's not only a joy to listen to through headphones, but live as well.

About Vance Joy

Australian indie folk singer/songwriter Vance Joy began his career playing the Melbourne open-mike scene at the end of the 2000s while completing his law degree. Finding success with his intimate Bon Iver-influenced songs, Joy decided to put law on hold and pursue a music career instead. Born James Keogh, the singer took the name Vance Joy from a character in Peter Carey's novel Bliss in order to better separate his personal and professional life. As his reputation grew, he began working with a manager, booking bigger shows around town, and eventually recording his debut EP, God Loves You When You're Dancing. His catchy folk-pop single "Riptide" was an immediate success in Australia, and eventually led him to sign a lengthy multi-album deal with Atlantic Records. In 2013, Joy began touring internationally and recording his first album for Atlantic. His debut, Dream Your Life Away, arrived in September 2014. The following year Joy picked up the Best Male Artist gong at the ARIA Music Awards. Returning to the studio in 2017, he set about recording his sophomore album. Charting the life cycle of relationships from start to finish, the resulting album, Nation of Two, was released in early 2018. ~ Timothy Monger

HOMETOWN
Melbourne, Australia
BORN
December 1, 1987

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