I hear the majority of these new songs for the first time on my favorite Satellite Radio station. Typically when I’m driving to work and have no way to remember who the artist was or what the song title was .. so finding this song for this week was somewhat of a research project. I remembered one sentence in the lyrics … and that led me to the rest!
Meet Vance Joy, a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, he signed with Atlantic Records in 2013 and released his first EP shortly afterward. The song I have chosen for Sounds of Sunday “Riptide” has become a smash hit on Australian radio and is just reaching US Airways. I have a fondness for Singer-Songwriters, they’re not overly produced. The songs are more poetic and emotional. The song writer as artist becomes the story teller. There’s a connection between the artist and the song, because they can perform it the way it was meant to be. Joy is no exception to my rule.
Joy’s new album “Dream You Life Away” will be available in the United States on September 9th.
Riptide by Vance Joy