The stage in Nova’s Red Room has been graced over the years by talented acts such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Coldplay and we had the pleasure to attend Vance Joy Live in Brisbane. The exclusive event was hosted by none other than Nova 106.9’s Ash, Luttsy, and Susie, who warmed up the room with their wit.
The crowd were excited to be among the first in Australia to hear tracks from Vance Joy’s third album performed live, and it’s safe to say it didn’t disappoint. Vance gave an intimate performance with his acoustic guitar and was joined by two bandmates who skillfully played the saxophone and electric guitar to his tunes. He took to perform some of his greatest hits, including Riptide, Fire and the Flood, and Georgia, as well as tracks from his latest album, In Our Own Sweet Time, which was released earlier this month.
The new album, In Our Own Sweet Time, marks Vance Joy’s third studio offering. Written mostly during the pandemic, and fuelled by old friends, new memories and finding love in a not-so-hopeless place, the album centres on the idea of creating a life – and a world – with someone.
“I’m always drawn to the idea of timelessness or that shared moment that takes you out of the chaos outside. If the world is crazy, you can retreat somewhere. It’s always hard to think of the right title but I think that sums up the album perfectly.” – Vance Joy
For a record created mainly through Zoom writing sessions during the pandemic, In Our Own Sweet Time is inviting and intimate. It features 12 new tracks, including current single and radio hit ‘Clarity’ along with ‘Missing Piece’ and ‘Don’t Fade’. Released last May, ‘Missing Piece’ quickly became a fan-favourite. Now with over 150 million streams worldwide, and certified double platinum in Australia, it was the #7 highest-selling Australian single for 2021 according to ARIA. It was also awarded Best Video at last year’s awards – the singer-songwriter’s third ARIA to date.
Vance Joy’s previous two albums 2014’s dream your life away and 2018’s Nation of Two both reached #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart on release and have secured double-platinum status. Along with 5 billion global streams at DSPs, he also holds ten ARIA-certified platinum and multi-platinum singles, including ‘Riptide’ at 14x platinum, ‘Fire and the Flood’ at 5x platinum and ‘Georgia’, also 5x platinum. His second album Nation of Two cracked the Top 10 of Billboard’s ‘200’ Albums Chart on release and was #2 in Canada, and his songs have topped the Alt Radio and Triple A Charts in the US on more than one occasion.
He will be touring his latest harmonious album across Australia for over eight weeks later this year — music to our ears. Tickets are on sale now!
Tour Dates: (click on the link to book)