Video of the Moment #2144: Foy Vance

By on Thursday, 21st July 2016 at 6:00 pm

If you’ve been following along here at TGTF throughout July, you’ll have already read our 3-part interview with Irish troubadour Foy Vance about his latest album ‘The Wild Swan’. In part 2 of that interview, we discussed the one of the album’s lighter moments, the newly released single ‘Coco’. Vance also recently unveiled a new video for the track, which you can view at the bottom of this page.

The song ‘Coco’ was written for Coco Arquette, daughter of American actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Cox herself directed its accompanying video. Premiered online last week by People magazine, the video features 12-year-old Coco in a series of lovingly filmed scenes in and around her home, which are interspersed with shots of Vance himself on the road mid-tour. The People magazine article hails Coco as “all grown up!”, but Cox’s video appears to focus on the zest and vitality of her rapidly waning childhood, which Vance has said was also the a part of the inspiration for his tune.

On the surface, Vance and his muse would seem to have only their circle of celebrity fame in common, but the juxtaposition of imagery in Cox’s video conveys a sort of kindred spirit between the two. Despite the rather overly-saccharine context of pretty lighting and picturesque scenery, Cox has managed to capture an infectious sense of youthful exuberance and guileless candor not only in her daughter, but in her friend Foy Vance as well.

Foy Vance’s single ‘Coco’ and his full LP ‘The Wild Swan’ are out now on Gingerbread Man Records. Our full previous coverage of Foy Vance is collected right back here.


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