The singer’s debut catapulted him into the spotlight with “Riptide”
Vance Joy's solid folk-pop chops and ear for instruments (ukulele and tambourine lovers rejoice) made him one of the most buzzed-about artists since 2014. His voice—somewhere between a lonesome howl and destitute growl—squeezes every available drop of emotion out of songs like "All I Ever Wanted" and "Best That I Can". When he pushes up to a higher register—as he does on "Riptide" and "Mess Is Mine"—he draws you into his world. As Dream Your Life Away unfurls with its acoustic warmth and Vance’s humanity, you'll definitely want to extend your stay.