ALBUM REVIEW: FOY VANCE'S 'WILD SWAN' ALBUM IS A 'BANGOR'
From a distance, Foy Vance appears to be a typo of Vance Joy. But he is not Vance Joy. Far from it, in fact.
Both Vance's are singer-songwriters, but the similarities end there. Foy, hailing from Northern Ireland has been around since the year 2000, long before Australian ears were blessed by the tunes of Vance Joy.
To give you an idea of Vance's music, check out She Burns below, one of my favourites from the album.
Thematically, the album sheds light on Vance's musings about social revolution, romance, friendship and self-reflection. Stream the full album below.
She Burns captures the very primal desire of warmth and love and everything in between.
The Wild Swan is a lyrical masterpiece that perfectly encapsulates Foy Vance’s folk rock sound. Once again, we’re treated to his husky-voiced gospel choruses and blues guitar riffs.
The simple, light-hearted Upbeat Feelgood is a standout. It’s impossible to not get swept up in this infectious Van Morrison-style number.
The soulful Bangor Town gives a nod to Vance’s Irish roots. Noam Chomsky is a Soft Revolution is a retro rock & roll celebration of Vance’s artistic genius as a songwriter.
The Wild Swan was released 13 May and is Foy Vance’s second studio album with Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records.