Song of the Day #4,596: ‘Red Eye’ – Vance Joy

Last week I wrote about predicting Gotye would be a one-hit wonder much to Madison’s dismay, and then seeing a Gotye song on her list of all-time favorites.

Today, history repeats itself. I left Vance Joy out of that first group of posts about future one-hit wonders, but mentioned him a few weeks later as a name I forgot to include. Madison didn’t chime in then, but she named a song by the Australian singer-songwriter on her Top 25.

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Song of the Day #4,530: ‘From Afar’ – Vance Joy

‘From Afar’ was the debut single from Vance Joy’s 2014 album Dream Your Life Away. It’s a pining portrait of unrequited love that kicks into another gear during its yearning outro.

The song was eclipsed by the success of second single ‘Riptide,’ which became the longest-charting single in Joy’s home country of Australia and enjoyed worldwide success.

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