In anticipation of the release of Nation of Two and to coincide with the tour announcement, Vance Joy has revealed a new track; the hauntingly beautiful album opener 'Call If You Need Me', alongside a stunning clip. 'Call If You Need Me' features Vance Joy’s trademark visual lyrics, painting pictures of fluorescent lights and conversations through foggy shower glass. The clip, which features Vance Joy in a beautiful, stripped-back setting, was shot by Mimi Cave who also shot the videos for 'Lay It On Me' and 'We’re Going Home'.
Vance Joy kicked off album release month by treating fans to another album preview on 1 February, revealing the bright and uplifting ‘Saturday Sun’. Similar to 'We’re Going Home', ‘Saturday Sun’ is accompanied by a visual lyric video penned by Vance Joy himself. The track is proving an instant fan favourite having been streamed one million times in its first five days! 'Call If You Need Me' and 'Saturday Sun' join 'Lay It On Me', 'Like Gold', and 'We’re Going Home' as instant downloads on album pre-orders. All five tracks can be heard right now on streaming services.
Just over a month in and 2018 is establishing itself as a huge year for Vance Joy. 'We’re Going Home' is sitting on over 5.5 million streams and was most added to radio during its week of release. Both 'We’re Going Home' and 'Lay It On Me' are sitting in the Top 100 in the ARIA Singles Chart this week at #55 and #47 respectively. 'Lay It On Me' has been twice certified Platinum, has been streamed over 50 million times and came in at a very impressive #9 in the Triple J Hottest 100 on 27 January. Three of the five tracks released so far also sit very nicely in the Top 100 on iTunes with 'We’re Going Home' at a very healthy #22. Vance Joy was also the cover star of Rolling Stone Australia for January – sadly its final cover!
Nation of Two, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut Dream Your Life Away, will be released via Liberation Records in Australia and New Zealand, and Atlantic Records throughout the rest of the world. Fans who pre-order Nation of Two will receive 'Lay It On Me', 'Like Gold', 'We’re Going Home', 'Saturday Sun' and 'Call If You Need Me'.