It's not every day that your second single gets roughly 50,000 plays in one week, but that's exactly what Melbourne's Vance Joy (aka James Keogh) has experienced with "Riptide." Hopefully, it's not just James' mum that is pressing that play button on SoundCloud!
All jokes aside, if you're a fan of the old folk-pop scene, then you'll love the sound he's producing at the moment. I know I've spoken about my love for the banjo before, but the ukulele in this particular number lifts this track to new heights. Much like Mumford & Sons have their banjo, Vance Joy has his trusty ukulele.
There isn't actually one boring bit in this song! It's filled with numerous hooks and well-constructed bridges; there's so much going on, but James' strong vocal performance will have you captivated all the way through.
The single comes from his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing, to be released this Friday in Australia. Enjoy!