Pop Shop Podcast: Vance Joy Talks Life on the Road, Why We Shouldn't Expect to See Him Dancing Onstage
publish date: 2017-10-24
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On the latest show, we welcome our special guest, Vance Joy! The friend of the podcast -- who is aiming to release a new studio album in early 2018 -- returns to the Pop Shop for a fun conversation about life on the road, hiking, if he gets nervous before playing shows and how he’s not exactly known for choreography on stage. (Listen to the chat, below.)
Joy recently hit No. 1 on the Adult.Alternative Songs airplay chart with “Lay It On Me,” marking his second leader and fourth top 10 on the tally. Joy broke through in 2014 with his single “Riptide,” which reached No. 7 on the Adult.Alternative Songs chart and No. 30 on the Hot 100.
Joy jokes with that, after watching a video of himself performing, he says, “I also was made aware of how the range of motion in my hips is so limited, that I just like … I march (on stage) so stiffly.”
So, it’s safe to say we won’t be seeing a lot of choreography and dance numbers on his tour then, right?
“Not a lot of choreography, and just a… lack of hip extension range,” Joy says. “I think I need to work on that. That's a separate thing. Just watching myself, I'm like… I see Bruce Springsteen and he's grinding into the mic stand and I'm so not as sexy as that.