13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vance's romantic love songs feel like poetry poured into pop-music castings, overflowing with intimacy and tuneful tenderness. The Melbourne singer/songwriter is plenty talented on his own, but to tip the scales for album two, he hired seasoned songwriters Dave Bassett and Dan Wilson to cowrite many of the songs here. As a result, Nation of Two feels brighter and bigger, a rich plate of layered harmonies (“Lay It On Me”), buoyant rhythms (“We’re Going Home”), and flourishes of banjo and ukulele (“Saturday Sun”). They’re strung together by his quivering croon, which shines on acoustic ballads like “I’m with You,” a fairy-tale serenade so sweet it belongs in a Hallmark card.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Vance's romantic love songs feel like poetry poured into pop-music castings, overflowing with intimacy and tuneful tenderness. The Melbourne singer/songwriter is plenty talented on his own, but to tip the scales for album two, he hired seasoned songwriters Dave Bassett and Dan Wilson to cowrite many of the songs here. As a result, Nation of Two feels brighter and bigger, a rich plate of layered harmonies (“Lay It On Me”), buoyant rhythms (“We’re Going Home”), and flourishes of banjo and ukulele (“Saturday Sun”). They’re strung together by his quivering croon, which shines on acoustic ballads like “I’m with You,” a fairy-tale serenade so sweet it belongs in a Hallmark card.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Buddy Valentine ,

Rare and Gifted.

My favorite "current" artist. Buy all of his stuff and listen to his albums as a whole. If you're gonna take some time to sit and listen to a whole album, listen to this one, you'll love it or you're already dead. Vance is a rare and gifted singer/songwriter with a beautiful tone and vocal range and a masterful use of both. His songs are emotional, cry because your happy you found this music emotion, His songs are open, truthful, and hopeful, melodic and meaningful, a make you want to sing along at the top of your bad voice type music. You'll listen to his albums over and over. I'm so glad there are people like Vance who are doing exactly what they should be doing, and sharing it with the rest of us. I'm glad I'm alive while this guys is. I hope he does this for a long time.

jota42 ,

A musician’s musician!!

Vance’s music is soul-stirring all the way around! First 4 available tracks already purchased and listened to over and over, theyre that good! ABSOLUTELY cannot wait for the rest of the album! 🎵🔥🎶🔥🎵

ashlee007 ,

Love

Glad to hear that his sound didn't change from the last album. Loved every single song on the last album and this one looks like it's going to be the same. Wish he would do a full tour of the US

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