Day 408 - Foy Vance: Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness
The great Irish artist Foy Vance has been a resident of Highland Perthshire for some years now. During lockdown he recorded and released Hope In The Highlands, a concert film shot in Aberfeldy's historic Dunvarlich House, from which this wonderful uplifting song is taken.
Foy Vance is a singer and songwriter hailing from the land of Bangor, Northern Ireland. Deeply rooted in the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States, Foy independently released his debut album Hope in 2007, quickly garnering acclaim from fans and fellow musicians alike. Foy released his second full-length album, Joy of Nothing, in 2013 on Glassnote Records which led to further critical praise and star-studded invites on tours worldwide from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol and Sir Elton John.
Foy was only the second artist signing to Gingerbread Man Records, Ed Sheeran’s label division within Atlantic Records. Foy’s debut recording on Gingerbread Man Records, The Wild Swan, was Executive Produced by Sir Elton John and released in 2016. His music video for the lead single She Burns featured Pretty Little Liars and People’s Choice Award winner Lucy Hale. His music video for Coco featured the inspiration for the song title, Coco Arquette, the daughter of Courteney Cox and David Arquette, and was directed by Cox as well.
Foy’s recent collaborations include four cuts (including Galway Girl) on Ed Sheeran’s latest album ÷, the Americana-infused track Moonshine featuring Kacey Musgraves for Ben Affleck’s film Live By Night, as well as cuts by Miranda Lambert, Plan B and Rudimental. Keith Urban recently covered and re-released Foy’s song Burden after a moving performance at the Academy of Country Music Awards 2019.
Foy has headlined globally to sell-out crowds and splits his time between London and the hills of Aberfeldy, Scotland with his family.