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Vance Joy began his journey to mainstream success with the release of his debut EP, God Loves You When You're Dancing, in 2013; a recording which spawned the hit single "Riptide". In the years that followed, "Riptide" paved the way for widespread commercial success, becoming the longest-charting song in ARIA Chart history. The track was also featured on Joy's debut studio album, Dream Your Life Away, and by January 2016 it had been sitting pretty in the singles chart for an astounding 120 weeks. That's a lot of weeks!

Given the staggering success of the album, one would be hard pressed to fault Joy for wanting to take a bit of a break. But as we found out in our recent session, the 30 year-old musician wasn't content to simply rest on his laurels. He basically never stopped writing, and earlier this past summer unleashed "Lay It on Me". The song would serve as an extended teaser of sorts for his new album...though he would treat his fans to indie-folk gems like, ""Like Gold", "We're Going Home", "Saturday Sun", and "Call If You Need Me" in the lead up to his second full-length release, Nation of Two, which was recently released.

Joy was understandably jubilant when we met up with him for a performance of two cuts from the album in Midtown Manhattan. The new record is an introspective slice of breezy folk-pop and it was great to have the opportunity to see Vance Joy showcase his songwriting chops in such an intimate environment.

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Vance Joy recently released his eagerly awaited sophomore album, Nation of Two. The already critically-acclaimed collection is available now at all music retailers and streaming services.

Nation of Two which includes the hit singles, Lay It On Me and Saturday Sun has quickly earned widespread critical applause around the world. The Australian singer-songwriter has gone deeper and broader, raved Newsday, making singalongs that sound even bigger, ready for the stadiums he played as (Taylor) Swifts opener. Entertainment Weekly adds, Joy focused on crafting piercing vignettes of young love and emotional restlessness --- and the results absolutely thrill. It all adds up to an appealing album from an artist with a promising future, wrote Associated Press. This is (Vance Joys) time to really shine and he seizes it.

Nation of Two has already amassed over 60 million worldwide streams, thanks to a series of five distinctive tracks unveiled in the months leading up to the albums official release. In addition to aforementioned Lay It On Me and Saturday Sun, the album was further heralded by beautifully written gems from the 13-track collection, Like Gold, Were Going Home, and Call If You Need Me, the latter joined by an emotional companion visual, filmed by frequent Vance Joy collaborator Mimi Cave, who also directed the videos for Lay It On Me and Were Going Home.

Saturday Sun, the albums second official U.S. single, is impacting now at Alternative radio outlets nationwide. The bright and uplifting track is quickly proving a worldwide fan favorite, with over one million global streams in its first five days of release. An official companion visual will make its debut in the coming weeks.

Vance Joy will mark the arrival of Nation of Two with his biggest worldwide headline tour thus far, announced earlier this month during an intimate Facebook Live event in Venice, CA. The first North American leg of the Nation of Two World Tour will get underway April 13th at Berkeley, CAs world-renowned Greek Theatre and then continues into the summer (tour itinerary attached). Tickets for all headline dates are available beginning today at 10am (local); for more information and ticket details, please visit http://www.vancejoy.com/tour. Every online ticket purchased for the 2018 Vance Joy tour includes a standard digital copy of the new album, Nation of Two. Instructions on how to redeem your copy will be sent via email on release day, February 23rd, 2018. As if that werent enough, Vance Joy will also perform at multiple high-profile festivals throughout 2018, including Coachella, Shaky Knees, Firefly and more.

Vance Joy who is currently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Australia will celebrate the release of Nation of Two with a run of high-profile national TV performances, beginning with CBS The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday, February 27th followed by NBCs Today on Friday, March 8th. Whats more, Wednesday, March 6th will see NBCs Last Call with Carson Daly presenting two performances by Vance Joy, filmed live from Los Angeles Fonda Theatre (check local listings).

Nation of Two is the follow up to Vance Joys critically acclaimed breakthrough debut album dream your life away, which recently surpassed one million in consumption in the U.S. alone. The album spawned the 4x Platinum blockbuster hit, Riptide and RIAA Platinum certified Mess Is Mine. dream your life away also featured fire and the flood and Georgia, which are both now certified Gold. Based on the success of these songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played artist at Alternative radio in 2015.

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