It’s been around three years since we last heard a solo, original bit of music from Vance Joy. But now, he’s finally returned with new single, ‘Missing Piece’.
The song was written virtually with Joel Little – who you might recognise as the person Lorde wrote ‘Royals’ with – and is, ironically, about being separated from one another.
“’Missing Piece’ is a song about being separated from someone you love,” Joy – real name James Keogh – said of the song in a press statement.
“It can be tough but when what you have is good you know that these separations are just small stuff; you’re both holding the line. It’s about the stillness you find when you are together.
“I wrote it with Joel Little on a zoom call. I’m a big fan of his great songwriting and production,” he continued.
“I think we tapped into something that’s relatable given so many people around the world have been separated recently due to restricted travel.”
It’s his first original solo release since he dropped his 2018 album Nation Of Two, though he hasn’t completely disappeared. Earlier this year, he unleashed a mammoth collaboration ‘You’ with Marshmello and Benny Blanco.
Watch the music video for ‘Missing Piece’, directed by Annelise Hickey, below.