FOY VANCE RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “THANK YOU FOR ASKING” LISTEN HERE / WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Northern Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance has released his brand new single “Thank You For Asking”. The track is available to stream and download starting today HERE via Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records/Elektra Records. Vance has also shared an accompanying music video for the song, which premiered earlier today on Taste of Country. Watch it HERE.
Vance initially wrote and demoed “Thank You For Asking” for his Americana album To Memphis, which was released last September. After a long day of recording at Memphis’s legendary Sun Studios, Vance and creative partner Gregg Houston of Babysweet Productions filmed an impromptu video for the track on the city’s streets with Foy dressed as a character he calls “Gordon Zolah”. “Thank You For Asking” was then put on the shelf for a year, with Vance recently finishing the track in London.
“‘Thank You For Asking’ didn’t work on To Memphis, but I always loved the song and now feels like an appropriate time to put it out,” says Vance. “My fans will know that I believe in the ‘joy of nothing’, and I hope that the light-hearted nature of the track and video can bring them a little joy. Gordon Zolah had a lot of fun wandering around the iconic streets of Memphis and I think that shows.” Last year Foy Vance released two companion albums, From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis, which pay homage to the Soul and Americana traditions that influence his songwriting.
Following the release of the albums, Vance embarked on a headline world tour. Vance’s 2016 studio album The Wild Swan was executively produced by Elton John, who Vance supported on his Wonderful Crazy Tour that year. The critically acclaimed album contained the BBC Radio 2 playlisted singles “Coco”, “Upbeat Feelgood”, and “Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution”, and saw Vance perform on NBC’s Today and CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Wild Swan was nominated for the 2016 Northern Ireland Music Prize, which Vance won with his 2013 album Joy Of Nothing. Foy Vance is currently working on new material.
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