New Release & Tour: Foy Vance – Signs Of Life / Time Stand Still

Foy Vance has today announced details of his forthcoming fourth studio album Signs Of Life and released new single “Time Stand Still.” Vance’s second studio album on Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, Signs Of Life will be released on September 10th. Additionally, Vance has announced details of an An Evening With Foy Vance, an intimate UK & US tour to celebrate the album’s release.

“Time Stand Still” is the third track taken from Signs Of Life following “Sapling” and title track “Signs Of Life”. Driven by powerful percussion, “Time Stand Still” features a soaring, emotive vocal from Vance, who was struggling with an addiction to alcohol and painkillers at the time of writing – take a listen below…

“I had my first extended period off the road after twenty years of constant touring,” says Vance. “And I realised: wow, I drink two bottles of wine and at least a half bottle of vodka a day. I’d start the day with codeine to get myself sorted, and I’d smoke joints throughout the day. So I realised: I have so many incredibly bad habits here. I’m showing all the signs of death, getting ashen, grey, smoking more, drinking more, smoking more…I hit a wall.”

“It was my manager that made me get help,” Vance continues. “And in those moments, you do wish time would stand still. Can’t I just stop here and sit in this moment before I have to take up that mantle?”

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 able assistance from young Northern Irish producer Gareth Dunlop. Serendipitously, Dunlop had been inspired on his career path by a chance encounter with Vance many years before.

“When I was around 14 years-old I wandered into a coffee shop in Belfast and saw Foy playing in the corner,” Dunlop explains. “I was completely spellbound by what I heard. It was a lightbulb moment that sent me on the road of wanting to discover my own voice and musicality. I would never have imagined that I would be co-producing a record with him 18 years later, and that I would be just as inspired and spellbound by what he does.”

An Evening With Foy Vance Tour 2021…

September 6 – Glasgow, King Tuts
September 7 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
September 9 – London, Oslo
September 10 – London, St. Pancras Church
September 12 – Belfast, Empire
September 13 – Dublin, Whelans
October 11 – Los Angeles, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 12 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
October 13 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
October 16 – New York, Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2

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