Award-winning Northern Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance has released his new single “Sapling” featuring Anderson East. Watch the track’s visualizer now below. A re-imagined version of the lead single off Vance’s new album Signs Of Life, “Sapling” features additional vocals from longtime friend, GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and performer Anderson East.
A beautiful song written for Vance’s partner, who moved from London to join the Bangor native in his adopted home in the Scottish Highlands, “Sapling” has already struck a chord with both fans and critics. The album version of the track has amassed millions of streams and received praise from The New York Times, Taste of Country, American Songwriter, and more.
“This is the waking up to a harsh reality that my addictions were putting at risk everything I had worked hard for,” shares Vance. “A home, a family and a career. It’s about being honest. There was a time in my life that I felt like an oak, but there was no oak there when I looked, just a fragile sapling, but a sign of life nonetheless.”
“I’ve never been eager to duet, but when this opportunity came up it made complete sense to me to have Anderson on ‘Sapling’ having pulled me through a hard spot himself,” he adds of the new version.
“Foy and his music have always been a massive inspiration to me and on my music,” shares East. “I’m beyond honored to be asked to be a part of this beautiful song. He has a way of draining every last drop of emotion out of every note and I’m humbled he’d ask to add my voice to such a powerful and moving song. If the world was full of more Foys, we’d be doing alright.”
“Sapling” (feat. Anderson East) arrives ahead of Vance’s upcoming Signs of Life Tour 2022, which kicks off in Woodstock, NY on May 6, and wraps in Los Angeles, CA on May 31. Special guests Lee Rogers and Gareth Dunlap will provide support. Tickets for all dates on the tour are available now HERE.
FOY VANCE PRESENTS SIGNS OF LIFE TOUR 2022
May 06, 2022 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
May 07, 2022 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
May 08, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
May 10, 2022 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
May 11, 2022 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 13, 2022 – Boston, MA – Royale
May 14, 2022 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer
May 15, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 17, 2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
May 18, 2022 – Nashville, TN – James K. Polk Theater
May 20, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
May 21, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Athenaeum Theatre
May 26, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
May 27, 2022 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
May 31, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
With special guests Lee Rogers and Gareth Dunlop