Vance Joy returns with new single 'Lay It On Me'

Following a period of writing and recording abroad, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Vance Joy has unveiled a brand new single, ‘Lay It On Me’, with an accompanying video. 
 
‘Lay It On Me’ received its worldwide premiere via triple j’s breakfast team, and is the first taste of new music from Vance Joy since 2014’s hugely successful, debut album, Dream Your Life Away. The album charted in the New Zealand Top 40, and includes the singles ‘Riptide’  ‘Fire and the Flood’ , 'Georgia' and 'Mess Is Mine'.
 
"I had this guitar riff I had been playing for ages but had never found a home for. When it was glued together with a lyric I had in my phone, 'everything starts at your skin', the song started to make sense." explained Vance.

The stunning, cinematic video, directed by acclaimed US director Mimi Cave, sees Vance Joy performing alongside US actress Angela Sarafyan of the HBO series ‘Westworld’.

The success of Dream Your Life Away has been global. The album has now sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide including over a million in the US alone. In addition to its platinum status in Australia, the album is 4x platinum in Sweden, 3x platinum in Ireland, 2x in Colombia, Italy and the Netherlands and platinum in France, Norway and Switzerland. Single sales in the US now exceed 6 million, with global Spotify streams totaling more than a whopping, one billion.

To add to 2013’s Hottest 100 crown, ‘Riptide’ was also awarded 2014’s APRA Song of the Year and this year’s Most Played Australian Work Overseas. Globally, Vance Joy was named the recipient of the International Songwriting Competition’s Grand Prize with perfect scores (2014) and ASCAP’s Pop Work of the Year (2016) also for ‘Riptide’ and the #1 Most Played Artist at Alternative radio in the US for 2015 The very same year, he served as direct support on Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour and scooped an ARIA Award for Best Male Artist.  His headline Fire and the Flood Tour saw him sell more than 170,000 tickets worldwide.