The Wild Swan. Sheeran, in turn, released the record on his own label, Gingerbread Man Records, helping introduce the relatively unknown artist to a new legion of fans. With Wild Swan, Vance's third album, the singer occupies a realm of old soul and blues rock. Van Morrison comparisons are apt on songs like "Noam Chomsky Is a Soft Revolution," which strikes pure rock 'n' roll gold, and "She Burns," a layered acoustic track in which Vance’s rich, husky vocals take center stage. Live, Vance is at his best on footstomping crowd-pleasers like "Upbeat Feelgood," a song so downright pleasant you'll wonder why you didn't come around to it sooner. Now's your chance — he's got back-to-back sets this week.
The impassioned soul of Foy Vance has earned stamps of approval from some of the biggest singer-songwriters in music,
namely Elton John and Ed Sheeran, the former of whom asked the Irish-born musician to join his 2016 tour and served as executive producer on Vance's latest album,