We recently chatted with Vance Joy about his incredible success with ukelele-laden tune “Riptide,” as well as his much anticipated debut LP. Lo and behold, the Aussie songsmith has (finally) not only given the record a title, but also a release date.
Produced by Ryan Hadlock, who has worked with the likes of The Lumineers, Foo Fighters and Gossip, the album has been christened Dream Your Life Away and is set to be released on September 5th in Australia, with a TBD September date set for the U.S. and Europe.
In the meantime, the folkster has put out a brand new video for his latest single, “Mess Is Mine,” which follows a polar bear (that is seemingly Vance Joy’s spirit animal), wandering around the city and becoming a taxi driver. The video is slightly bizarre, but gets more heart-wrenching with every minute — not to mention, it certainly gives us a more enlightened look at polar bears. Watch the clip above, and peruse the complete tracklist of Dream Your Life Away after the jump. More »