‘Joy of Nothing’
Members ► Foy Vance
Hometown ► Bangor
Released ► August
Label ► Glassnote Records
❝ I Will Find My Means To An End, With An Open Hearted Hope and A Closed Hand Full of Friends❞
There is often the tendency for artists to try and draw attention away from the limited range of their voice by using lots of sound effects or special guests on their music. This is not the case with , his voice shines through in its purity and when he does include guests, it feels natural rather than intrusive. At times the album swoons, on other occasions there is a slight swagger; ‘Closed Hand, Full of Friends’ being the perfect example. Sometimes high expectations can be a burden, particularly on the difficult second album, well Foy has completely destroyed that illusion. This is easily one of the best albums to come out of Northern Ireland in recent years.
The lovely soft intro breathes into a charming lullaby that effortlessly thrives in the intimacy and passion of Foy’s full hearted delivery.