FOY VANCE UNVEILS THE VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE “COCO” DIRECTED BY COURTENEY COX
PLUS FOY JOINED ON STAGE BY FRIEND AND LABEL BOSS ED SHEERAN AT YESTERDAY’S LATITUDE FESTIVAL
Says Cox: Johnny brought Foy into my life a few years ago and, immediately, he became a very close friend. He also got to know my daughter, Coco, and a song was born.
From the first time Foy played “Coco” for me (and every time I’ve heard it since), I’ve felt he captured, not only Coco’s unique personality, but also the beautiful childhood innocence that sadly, but inevitably, fades with time. It is like a snapshot of the world as seen through a child's eyes… sung by a man who is moved by how the world seems from her perspective. I think it’s a perspective that we, as adults, never stop longing for.
Naturally, I was thrilled when Foy asked if I would direct the video for "Coco". My hope is that I conveyed in a visual way the many levels of feeling that Foy’s song so brilliantly expressed. I am struck, and continue to be struck, by Foy’s incredible soul as a musician and father… he is a truly unique human being… and I am proud to call him a friend.
Says Vance: That old adage ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ has never proved more true than with Courteney and Coco. As soon as I wrote the song Coco - which started out as an off the cuff verse to make Coco laugh - it was obvious that Courteney would direct the video. They both have such beautifully inquisitive spirits and kind hearts. Mix that with a killer sense of humour and you’ve got the Courteney/Coco double act!
“Coco”, which remains on BBC Radio 2’s Playlist for the third straight week after being selected as the stations Record Of The Week, is taken from the Northern Irishman’s acclaimed new album The Wild Swan, out now on Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records. The pair are long-term friends who have frequently toured and collaborated together, most recently when Ed joined Foy on stage at Latitude Festival yesterday to perform their 2013 duet “Guiding Light”.
In September, Foy will embark on his biggest ever headline tour. The Wild Swan World Tour will begin in Australia and head through the US and Canada before reaching Europe in November. The UK leg will include two headline shows at Shepherds Bush Empire (Nov 18 & 19), and two homecoming gigs at Belfast’s legendary Ulster Hall (Dec 5 &10).
THE WILD SWAN WORLD TOUR, UK DATES
Nov 7 Bristol, Fleece
Nov 8 Nottingham, Bodega
Nov 9 Newcastle, Cluny
Nov 11 Glasgow, Oran Mor SOLD OUT
Nov 12 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Nov 13 Manchester, Academy
Nov 15 Norwich, Arts Centre
Nov 16 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Nov 18 London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov 19 London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Dec 4 Glasgow, Oran Mor
Dec 5 Belfast, Ulster Hall
Dec 7 Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Dec 8 Dublin, Academy
Dec 9 Galway, Roisin Dubh
Dec 10 Belfast, Ulster Hall
Praise for The Wild Swan
“Equal parts Van Morrison and Ray Lamontagne, Vance is in possession of one of music’s most remarkable voices” **** - Evening Standard
“A rootsy mix of campfire anthems (‘Unlike Any Other’), choogling boogie (‘Upbeat Feelgood’), and acoustic shuffles (‘Coco’), The Wild Swan oozes downhome authenticity” **** - Q
“Music that’s real and honest by an artist who means what he sings, and that feels like quite a rare thing to be able to do today” - The Independent
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