The ShortListen: Foy Vance (no. 351)
A wonderful piece of country-tinged escapism with a video by Courteney Cox
Who? Foy Vance
What's the story? On hearing the soft acoustic twangs and mournful tones of Foy Vance, your mind will be led to a world of dusty prairies, cowboys and JD'n'coke. A pretty neat trick from a man born in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Taken from his latest album The Wild Swan - a joyous, guitar led assortment of narrative-filled songs - Coco is a beautiful piece of escapism in music, offering a vision of the world through youthful, less cynical eyes. We've got an extra treat for you though, with an exclusive look at the song's video, directed by Courteney Cox (yep, that Courteney). A summer of play matches Vance's lyrics perfectly, culminating in an experience that'll make you want to run down to the nearest beach to muck about in the surf.
For fans of: Ben Howard, Glen Hansard, Noah Gundersen
In three words: Calm collected country