Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vance Joy's "Play with Fire"

I guess this song is about three months away from being a kind of throwback Thursday tune - but not really - I've just been listening to a lot of this lately and had to talk about it.

If you read this blog, you know I post a pretty broad array of music - everything from hip-hop to alt-country and everything in between - but, sometimes, a girl just needs a little folk-rock. Vance Joy, the babely Australian singer-songwriter whose debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing crashed on to the scene last year, boasting several singles that made their way on to Triple J's 2013 Hottest 100. Born James Keough, Joy's effortless James Mercer-meets-Jeff Buckley vocals and upbeat folk ballads were destined for mainstream success from the get-go.

Sounding fit for the hot beaches of his native country, "Play With Fire" is the dreamiest soundtrack to a warm Thursday. Enjoy.

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