“I wrote ‘Like Gold’ after coming off the road at the start of 2016,” said Vance Joy. “It started with a simple melody I was humming and the idea of looking back at a relationship.”
‘Like Gold’ marks the second track released from Nation Of Two, Vance Joy’s second album and follow-up to 2014’s certified silver debut album, dream your life away. Complete details for the album, set for release in February 2018, will be available soon.
Vance had this to say on the newly announced album title, “Nation Of Two describes a perfectly self-contained couple; their world beginning and ending at the bed they share, the car they ride in, or any other place where they’re together…the idea that their love for each other gives them their bearings; a point of reference that makes sense of life,”
‘Like Gold’ follows Lay It On Me, which is was the first taste revealed from Nation Of Two. The official video for euphoric new track features actress Angela Sarafyan from the HBO series Westworld and was directed by Mimi Cave (Sylvan Esso/tUnE-yArDs). You can watch the official video for Lay It On Me, here.
Vance will be coming back to the UK on March 7th to play a show at London’s Brixton Academy. The show was originally meant to take place at The Forum but was upgraded to the near five thousand cap venue due to phenomenal demand.
Joy’s debut album, dream your life away, spawned multiple hits including Fire and the Flood, Mess Is Mine, and the platinum selling single Riptide. Speaking of Riptide, the international smash hit song has sold over 1 million copies in the UK to date and has been streamed over half a billion times on Spotify alone. Along with being hugely popular, the song received critical acclaim in the form of being awarded the grand prize by the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, the judges giving the song a perfect score. Riptide also caught Taylor Swift’s attention, who invited the singer to join her on the road as her main support on her 1989 World Tour, which saw Joy playing to over 2.2 million people across 85 dates.
Listen to the Official Audio for Like Gold below: