Multi-platinum Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy is back with a new single “Lay It On Me” and an accompanying video. The song premiered earlier on Thursday on triple j radio in Australia. In the US, the single is currently a part of an iHeartRadio World Premiere, where it is being played on-air every third hour across iHeartRadio’s local alternative FM stations.
“I had this guitar riff I had been playing for ages but had never found a home for,” Vance Joy said of the single.
“When it was glued together with a lyric I had in my phone, ‘everything starts at your skin,’ the song started to make sense,” he added.
“Lay It On Me” marks Joy’s first release since the hugely successful album “Dream Your Life Away,” which recently surpassed one million in consumption in the US, and featured fire and the flood, the platinum song “Mess Is Mine,” and the 4x platinum “Riptide.” Based on the success of those songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played Artist at alternative radio in 2015, the same year he served as direct support on Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour.
The following year, his headline tour, the “fire and the flood tour” sold more than 170,000 tickets combined.