If you loved the video for Stubborn Love by The Lumineers, which featured as our music video of the week at the end of May, you’ll no doubt love this music video by Foy Vance. Sharing the similar soft focus approach, with visuals that seem to show life through a gentle child’s eyes, the video for Joy Of Nothing is a simple pleasure to watch.
Foy Vance hails from the seaside town of Bangor, Northern Ireland, though he relocated to Oklahoma with his father when he was a child. Together they traveled the American South, where Foy was exposed to, and shaped by, a range of musical traditions. When he returned to Ireland, it was only natural that Foy should start writing his own music, using the sounds of his youth as inspiration. Foy supported Ed Sheeran on his UK tour in late 2012, and has previously also toured with Michael Kiwanuka and David Gray, artists who share his distinct, deep and rich sound.
Ahead of the release of his debut record, also titled Joy of Nothing (to be released on August 26th), this single will give listeners a taste of what’s to come, and we can tell you that it’s something worth waiting for. The album features 10 original songs and includes special guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt.
You can catch Foy Vance on tour on the following dates:
19th June Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
20th June Bushmills Live, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
21st June Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
22nd June Empire Theatre, Liverpool (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
24th June Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
25th June Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
27th June Royal Albert Hall, London (supporting Bonnie Raitt)
13th July T In The Park, Scotland
19th July Truck Festival, Oxford
26th July Kendal Calling, Cumbria
3rd August Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland
15th August Tennent’s Vital 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland
14th Sept Southsea Festival, Portsmouth