Exclusive snippet from the songwriter's new album...
Foy Vance

Sculpted, that's Foy Vance.

The songwriter takes a hands-on approach to his music, emphasising the notion of songwriting as craft, as something to be honed, learned. There's a human feel to his work, a suggestion that this is the product of countless choices and revisions.

New album 'Joy Of Nothing' is set to be released on August 26th, and finds the long apprenticeship of Foy Vance continuing to gather pace. The songs are both extremely direct and more rounded, with the Northern Irish talent able to make his impact with only a few strummed notes and a muttered word.

In the run up to the release, Foy Vance is previewing his album via a number of outlets. Clash have been chosen to handle one track, and we're lucky enough to be able to unfurl 'It Was Good'.

A country-tinged work, 'It Was Good' turns the green pastures of Bangor into the endless dusty trails of the Mid-West. Hopelessly romantic, it's a slow burning, supple work which rolls over the listener in waves.

Listen to it below.

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