Live Gig Video: Foy Vance performs an acoustic version of ‘She Burns’

By on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 at 4:00 pm

Mustachioed Northern Irish songsmith Foy Vance has just unveiled a live acoustic video for his smouldering new track ‘She Burns’. Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Jacquire King (James Bay, Of Monsters and Men), the song is slated to appear on Vance’s highly anticipated next album, which is due out early next year. Vance has recently signed to pop superstar Ed Sheeran‘s label Gingerbread Man Records, which launched back in August with the signing of singer/songwriter Jamie Lawson.

Vance and Sheeran are longtime friends and collaborators, having toured together back in 2013 as well as contributing to each other’s recent studio work, Vance supplying vocals and songwriting assistance on Sheeran’s Grammy-nominated album ‘X’ and Sheeran appearing on Vance’s previous album ‘Joy of Nothing’. Vance previews his follow-up to that album with the video for ‘She Burns’, which he also performed live on his most recent tour of America.

The acoustic version of ‘She Burns’ featured in the video below is a slow-burning ode to the feminine mystique, presented here in a bare arrangement for two voices and guitar. Though this rendition of the song is far more restrained than what I might have expected from Vance, he still bares his very soul in the vocal delivery, especially the chorus lyric “I’m burning, I’m burning so deeply just breathing hurts.’


If you like what you hear in the video, you can download the acoustic version of ‘She Burns’ on Foy Vance’s official Web site, in exchange for adding your e-mail address to his mailing list. While you’re on Vance’s Web site, you can also find a list of live dates and ticket information for Vance’s current Australian tour, where he is opening for Ed Sheeran and Elton John. TGTF’s full archive of coverage on Foy Vance can be found right back here.

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