New Release: Foy Vance – Sapling (Ft. Anderson East)

Foy Vance has today released new single “Sapling (Featuring Anderson East)” via Gingerbread Man/Atlantic Records.

A re-imagined version of the opening track on Vance’s new album Signs Of Life, “Sapling” features acclaimed US musician Anderson East, a long-term friend and recent touring partner of Vance. The single arrives ahead of Vance’s headline UK tour through March and April, which includes a date at London’s Eventim Apollo and culminates at Belfast’s SSE Arena, Vance’s first ever Arena show in his native Northern Ireland.

“This is the waking up to a harsh reality that my addictions were putting at risk everything I had worked hard for,” says Vance the track. “A home, a family and a career. It’s about being honest. There was a time in my life that I felt like an oak, but there was no oak there when I looked, just a fragile sapling, but a sign of life nonetheless.

“I’ve never been eager to duet, but when this opportunity came up it made complete sense to me to have Anderson on Sapling having pulled me through a hard spot himself,” he adds of the new collaboration.

“Foy and his music have always been a massive inspiration to me and on my music,” comments East. “I’m beyond honoured to be asked to be a part of this beautiful song. He has a way of draining every last drop of emotion out of every note and I’m humbled he’d ask to add my voice to such a powerful and moving song. If the world was full of more Foy’s, we’d been doing alright.”

Signs Of Life 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.

Tour dates as follows…

March 22 – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
March 23 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
March 25 – York, York Barbican
March 26 – Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall
March 27 – Birmingham, The Alexandra Theatre
March 29 – Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall
March 30 – London, Eventim Apollo
April 2 – Belfast, SSE Arena


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