The time has finally come! Australian national treasure and one of our faves here at THP, Vance Joy, has released his third album, In Our Own Sweet Time. We don’t know about you, but we’ve been waiting for this album since we first heard about it. Now that Joy’s third album is here, we will never stop talking about it!
To celebrate the arrival of In Our Own Sweet Time, we’re going to spend our sweet time (see what we did there?) sharing our favorite tracks from Vance Joy’s latest masterpiece!
First on our list is ‘Clarity.’ The first single from In Our Sweet Time allows Joy to reflect on past feelings he had in the past and the lyrics reflect that state where the singer felt shy to open up emotionally. While the track uses pop melodies and horn elements, it remains true to the Australian singer-songwriter’s signature sound.
To be honest, this next song needs to be on a soundtrack for a romantic comedy, because everything about it just screams love. ‘Missing Piece’ is all about being separated from the one you love, and when you reunite, the connection feels even deeper. It’s like that saying, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” The message goes beyond romantic relationships as it can be applied to close friendships.
This song has captured our hearts in every way possible. ‘Boardwalk’ gives listeners a sense of comfort, using the metaphor of a boardwalk as a safe place amid the madness going on in the world. Joy sings, “we could take a long walk / And get there in our own sweet time / It’s hard to catch your breath in the big bad city,” reassuring that if things get overwhelming, there will always be a place and time for you to breathe.
The last song on our list is just *chef’s kiss*. In Our Own Sweet Time’s closer is the perfect ode to a romantic partner. The title speaks for itself. Vance Joy sings about how his partner serves as a source of energy, like ‘Daylight.’ We can’t help but break out the tissues with this sweet and romantic track! ‘Daylight’ brings together the vibes of Joy’s third album and is the perfect ending to this collection of songs.