Vance Joy Returns With Exuberant Anthem “Lay It On Me”
Vance Joy returned last night (July 12) with the first taste of his sophomore LP. The Australian singer/songwriter, who broke internationally with multi-platinum hit “Riptide,” switches it up on “Lay It On Me.” The vulnerable track begins with a typically stripped-back arrangement, but the captivating chorus breaks new ground as a rush of percussion surges in to beef up the soundscape. This is as close as the 29-year-old has come to releasing an uptempo tune and he pulls it off effortlessly.
“I had this guitar riff I had been playing for ages but had never found a home for,” James (his real name) says of the catchy single. “When it was glued together with a lyric I had in my phone, ‘everything starts at your skin,’ the song started to make sense.” The curly-haired crooner also dropped an arty visual, which was directed by Mimi Cave and stars Angela Sarafyan (she plays Clementine) from Westworld. Watch up top.