Dear Ambassadors of Hope,
It's been 15 years since my debut album was released. In memory of the moment we have put together an anniversary package which includes two new acoustic versions of songs from the album that I still hold dear.
Thank you all for 15 years of Hope.
Deeply rooted in the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States, Foy Vance 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 signed to Gingerbread Man Records, Ed Sheeran’s label division within Atlantic Records, when he released The Wild Swan in 2016, Executive Produced by Sir Elton John. His music video for the lead single “She Burns” featured “Pretty Little Liars” star 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. In 2019, Foy released From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis. Recorded in a matter of days at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, the two albums paid homage to the Soul and Americana traditions that influence his songwriting. Foy’s wide spread collaborations include co-writing multiple cuts on Ed Sheeran’s 2014 album X, 2017 album Divide, and his latest album Equal. He has also worked with Alicia Keys, Rag N Bone Man, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, and Miranda Lambert, among many others.
His latest album, Signs Of Life, marked Foy’s second studio album ‘proper’ on Gingerbread Man Records and the follow-up to The Wild Swan. The album was recorded in three locations: Vance’s Pilgrim studio at home on the shores of Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire, another recording set-up in a nearby Dunvarlich House, and at Plan B’s Kings X studio in London. The album was written and played more or less entirely by Vance, with assistance from young Northern Irish producer Gareth Dunlop, and received global recognition.