New Release & Video: Vance Joy – In Our Own Sweet Time / Clarity

Vance Joy has announced his third studio album, In Our Own Sweet Time, arriving June 10th.

Created mostly in the pandemic, the album is Joy’s most personal project yet. Realizing what truly matters and growing in new ways personally and creatively, In Our Own Sweet Time is fueled by old friends, new memories and finding love in a not-so-hopeless place. The record includes collaborations with hitmakers such as Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift), Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges), Take a Day Trip (Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X) and more.

Along with the announcement of the summer album, Joy has also released his bright new single “Clarity”. Produced/co-written with songwriter Joel Little over zoom, “Clarity” is joined by an official music video…

On “Clarity” Joy shared, “It’s very upbeat and poppy. Dan Wilson says if there is a song you might be a bit shy about because it feels poppy or makes you feel uncomfortable because it’s saying something really directly that’s probably the single. I got that feeling from ‘Clarity.’ When we finished the song Joel said he could imagine the feel of the production – when he sent it back to me, with the full production, it just exploded. I didn’t see that coming. The original voice memo was me doing mouth trumpet. He even sampled my weak mouth trumpet in the original demo, then that got replaced with the real thing.”

On the title of his new album, In Our Own Sweet Time, Joy shared, “I’m always drawn to the idea of timelessness or that shared moment that takes you out of the chaos outside. If the world is crazy, you can retreat somewhere. It’s always hard to think of the right title but I think that sums up the album perfectly.”

Joy has now announced a highly-anticipated return to North America set for Spring 2022.