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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The musician is returning to Australian stages later this year!

Image: Will Morrissey

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and overall Aussie legend, Vance Joy has shared his moving new single, Don’t Fade, The track is the latest taste of the musicians forthcoming third studio album, following the 2× Platinum Missing Piece, which picked up Best Video at the 2021 ARIA Awards.

A more down-tempo cut from the musician, the song introduces us to a new sonic palette from Vance Joy, leaning into darker tones and textural production. Produced by hitmaking duo Take a Day Trip (Lil Nas X, Kid Cudi, Juice Wrld, James Blake), Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth (Solange), and long time collaborators Dave Bassett & Edwin White (Lay It On Me, Saturday Sun), the musician brings his signature lyrical mastery to the track, heralded by Joy's captivating vocal performance floating above a glistening guitar melody and driving beats.

“I wrote Don’t Fade with my friend and frequent songwriting partner Dave Bassett toward the end of 2019,” the musician shares. “It came as a surprise and felt like a special discovery. I like writing about that feeling of timelessness you get when you’re with someone you love. When we came to produce the song, I had the great fortune to work with Take a Daytrip, Edwin White and David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors). Writing this song was the starting point for my new album. I knew I was on a path somewhere once this song came along.”

Directed by Agueda Sfer and Macari De Golferichs Moliné, the songs emotional visual follows a young woman, as she and her lover part ways. As she rides her bike through a forest, we witness the woman experiencing a range of emotions

Kicking off in Darwin on September 17, Joy will return to Australian stages on his The Long Way Home Tour. The mammoth run of shows will continue on to Cairns, Brisbane, Coolangatta, Canberra, Newcastle, Lardner, Hobart, Adelaide and Bussleton before the musician takes to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt for two performances. The tour will wrap up on November 26 at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Missing Piece is out now! Watch the visual below.


Saturday September 17 | Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin NT

Saturday September 24 | Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns QLD

Friday September 30 | Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

Saturday October 1 | Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta QLD

Saturday October 8 | The Patrick White Lawns, Canberra ACT

Saturday October 15 | Camp Shortland, Newcastle NSW

Saturday October 22 | Lardner Park, Lardner VIC

Saturday October 29 | Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart TAS

Saturday November 5 | Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA

Saturday November 12 | Barnard Park, Busselton WA

Friday November 18 | Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Saturday November 19 | Forecourt, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Saturday November 26 | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC


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