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Vance Joy recalls “ambitious” live covers: “How did we even do ‘The Chain?'”

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Next year, Vance Joy will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of his new album, In Our Sweet Time. In addition to bringing the fresh material to the States, the Australian artist is planning on adding a new cover to the set.

“I love that song ‘Solsbury Hill’ by Peter Gabriel,” Vance tells ABC Audio. “It’s got a great guitar riff, so I’ve been learning that guitar riff. I’d love to be able to weave that into a song at some point.”

Vance is no stranger to including covers in his live shows and used to include a rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic “The Chain” in the set — perhaps a surprising choice for the acoustic-based singer/songwriter. Even now, Vance wonders how he and his bandmates were able to pull it off.

“It’s funny looking back at the songs we’ve played,” Vance says. “Like, how did we even do ‘The Chain?” Like, it’s a proper guitar riff. But, we managed it.”

“Sometimes you look back and you go, ‘Jeez, we were pretty ambitious trying to cover such classic songs,'” he laughs. 

Vance’s U.S. tour kicks off in February. In Our Own Sweet Time, which features the singles “Missing Piece” and “Clarity,” is out now.

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