FIRST LISTEN: VANCE JOY - RIPTIDE
There are certain songs that have that quality that you can't quite put your finger on, but you know it's something special. You just fall in love with these songs and play them on repeat until you actually can't listen to it anymore. I can see this pattern happening as I sit here listening to Vance Joy's 'Riptide' for the tenth time in row. Is it the acoustic guitar? The unfiltered lyrics paired with the unsteady vocals? The point in the song where the tambourine kicks in? Who know's, but it's great.