Watch Vance Joy’s War-Inspired ‘Georgia’ Video
Vance Joy likes to get creative with his music videos, and after going with the horror film theme in "Riptide," the Australian singer-songwriter went for an epic war-inspired storyline for his new single, "Georgia." Check it out above.
The video takes viewers into the middle of a battlefield. A battalion of soldiers dressed in camouflage are running away from enemy fire when one of them is hit. Never leaving a soldier behind, his partners run to him, and instead of letting him just die there, the leader of the pack carries him away. However, the twist comes when the two end up kissing right as Joy gets to the bridge of the track.
The surprises don't stop there. As the camera pans out, we see that the soldiers are actually actors filming a dramatic scene -- so much so that the male crew members break down and cry. Meanwhile, all the women on set are standing nonchalantly and watching the men cry. While we can quickly applaud Joy for the plot twist, he tells Rolling Stone that this visual was all thanks to Luci Scroder, who wrote, directed and edited the video.
"When you get a good pitch like Scroder's, it makes it easy for me to say 'yes' to it because I think it stands out," he said. "One of the goals when deciding on a [music video] is you want something to be memorable or at least to spark some kind of thought or resonate with people in a way."
"Georgia" is the latest track off Dream Your Life Away, which is out now. Vance Joy has a major tour coming up as he will be part of Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour set to kick off in April. Haim and Sam Mendes will also be joining the tour.