We are PUMPED to have Vance Joy on the lineup for Day 2 of Next Big Thing this year! I got to speak with him over the phone this week and we talked everything from birthday plans to new music!
Vance Joy’s 30th birthday is Dec. 1st, so he will be flying straight from Australia to Tampa for NBT. When I asked him his usual birthday wishes and traditions he revealed that he actually likes to act as the hostess with the mostest on his birthday! “I like hosting people at my house, I like having everyone in the same space and making sure everyone has a drink, and getting the music going.” He also clued us into the fact that he DOES have a sweet tooth so we will definitely be making some sweetness happen at NBT!
Joy also just dropped ‘Like Gold’ last week, the newest single from his upcoming album Nation of Two, due out in February. We talked the a lot about the writing process on this album and confirmed that we will be hearing new songs from the album at NBT!
Another highlight from the interview was when he described his favorite festival moment. Just imagine, Vance Joy with a broken foot in a boot, lifting his really ‘heavy’ friend on his shoulders in the rain. Yep. Magical.
Hear the full interview here and if you don’t have NBT tickets yet grab them now!!!
Hear his newest single ‘Like Gold’ now!
Vance Joy’s single ‘Riptide’ from 2014’s Dream Your Life Away really put him on the map. In May 2015, it was the 2nd longest charting single in the U>S on the Billboard Hot 100 with a peak in the #30 position.