FOY VANCE UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “SHE BURNS” STARRING LUCY HALE (‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’)
NEW ALBUM ‘THE WILD SWAN’ TO BE RELEASED 13 MAY ON GINGERBREAD MAN RECORDS
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Foy Vance has unveiled the video for “She Burns”, the lead track from his Gingerbread Man Records debut album The Wild Swan, to be released 13 May. Directed by Gus Black, the video was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA and stars actor/musician Lucy Hale from ABC Family/Netflix’s hit series ‘Pretty Little Liars’.
The second album to be released on Ed Sheeran’s new label Gingerbread Man Records, The Wild Swan was recorded in Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios and produced/mixed by GRAMMY Award-winner Jacquire King. Recording legend Elton John is the album’s Executive Producer, and Vance will be supporting Elton on his Wonderful Crazy Tour this summer. The Wild Swan is the follow up to Vance’s 2013 Glassnote Records release, Joy of Nothing, which won the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize that year.
With production inspired by one of Vance’s favourite albums, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations, the wonderfully natural sounding The Wild Swan offers ample evidence as to why Vance is so celebrated by his peers as a songwriter and lyricist. It opens with “Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution”, a rock’n’blues roll-call of musical, philosophical, literary and polemical insurrectionists. It stops off with “Coco”, a tender, campfire song written for the daughter of good friend Courtney Cox (Coco is a friend of Vance’s own daughter, Ella). And it ends with a dash of uillean pipes and “The Wild Swans On The Lake”, a stop-you-in-your-tracks breath of Celtic balladry inspired by WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Wild Swans At Coole’. In between, Vance gets up close and personal on the hymnal “Burden” and the ancient-but-modern “Be Like You Belong”, his soulful rasp weaving through pedal-steel and simple piano chords.
Foy Vance live:
May 12 London, Hoxton Hall (SOLD OUT)
June 10 Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln (supporting Elton John)
June 11 Grace Road, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester (supporting Elton John)
June 12 Longleat, Near Warminster, Wiltshire (supporting Elton John)
June 14 Echo Arena, Liverpool (supporting Elton John)
June 19 Exeter Westpoint (supporting Elton John)
June 25 Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh (supporting Elton John)
June 26 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (supporting Elton John)
August 20 Ottery St. Mary, Beautiful Days Festival
More headline dates to be announced soon.