Vance Joy Reveals Unheard Versions Of His Hits

14 April 2023 | 1:02 pm | Mary Varvaris

Unlocking his iPhone, Vance Joy unveiled the earliest renditions of Georgia, Clarity, Catalonia and Riptide.

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Vance Joy is the special guest on LiSTNR’s latest episode of the Behind The Hits podcast, revealing unheard versions of his hits, Clarity, Riptide, and more. 

Unlocking his iPhone, the Aussie troubadour unveiled the earliest renditions of Georgia, Clarity, Catalonia and Riptide.

Riptide has experienced quite the impressive run - after being released ten years ago, the song that cost $700 to record has earned over two million streams on Spotify and the rest. Check out the full podcast episode here.

His appearance on the podcast arrives as today; Joy shares his newest release, Live At The Opera House. Featuring the aforementioned hits, the new live album also contains the beloved numbers Mess Is Mine, Lay It On Me, Saturday Sun, and many more. 

You can order/listen to Live At The Opera House here.

Last year, we found Vance Joy to be the country’s most successful music export, with his June 2022 album In Our Own Sweet Time gaining around 200 million streams by September. 

Mushroom boss Matt Gudinski has watched the rise of Vance Joy across the globe, from the breakout of Riptide after the label signed him in a decade ago through to his latest album success. 

"At the core, it’s great songs and genuine lyrics," he said. "Vance Joy has been delivering incredible songs consistently since his first release almost a decade ago. Pair that with the breadth of his appeal and you have a combination that has seen Vance Joy build a truly global audience that spans generations." Here’s where you can check out the most successful chart debuts of 2022.

Vance Joy appeared on another music podcast last year, The Plug with Neil Griffiths, where the singer reflected on supporting Taylor Swift’s 1989 world tour in 2015 – which saw him perform over 80 shows in stadiums throughout the US, Europe and Australia – saying it was a “trial by fire” experience.

Joy told Griffiths, “The first time I opened for Taylor Swift – her previous support was Ed Sheeran, right? Like, the biggest artist in the world – so it was big shoes to fill and I remember getting up there… and I realised that obviously some of the crowd knew Riptide but also I wasn’t really ready to perform to an arena.”