Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ hits 1 billion streams and gets vinyl release
Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ continues to be a global smash, with his Australian label Liberation Records revealing that it has hit one billion streams.
The track has cracked platinum in a number of territories, including five in the US, #9 in Australia and #6 in Canada.
The track first emerged on his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing.
Exactly six years to the day since its release, Liberation has announced that a limited edition has been pressed on vinyl for the first time, for release on Friday, April 26.
Reminiscing about the EP, Vance Joy explains, “I recorded God Loves You When You’re Dancing in about a week with producer John Castle and my music director Edwin White.
“It was my first proper studio experience. It reminds me of a nice period of time of being in this little creative bubble before my songs went off into the world.”
Joy today announced he will bring his Ukuleles For Kids program to Australia in a new partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia.
Launched in the USA last year the program delivers ukuleles and how-to video tutorials lead by Vance Joy to children’s hospitals.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia has been supporting Australian families for over 30 years providing accommodation needs for families travelling long distance for the treatment of their child’s serious illness.
The charity offers free accommodation to families across 18 purpose-built Houses within close proximity to hospitals and an additional 18 family rooms within hospitals providing a much-needed space for relaxation, meals and in some vital laundry service.