Saturday Sun

Album: Nation of Two (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This bouncy track features an appropriately summery ukulele melody and a horn line in the chorus. Lyrically, the song starts with Vance Joy singing of loneliness before becoming a sun-drenched singalong.

    "It started off with a guitar riff and me being in hotel rooms and spending lots of time on the road and, I guess, feeling like, 'Ah jeez, I'm sick of just eating dinner alone every night,'" Joy explained to ABC Radio. "So there was kind of a yearning to it."

    When Joy went to record the song on the Californian west coast, the sunshine put him in a better mood. "I was working in a studio in Malibu, and I'd catch the Pacific Highway along the coast," he recalled. "I'd drive myself up to the studio every day, and I loved looking over the water. I guess my imagination was taking over and I was imagining meeting someone and making a road trip to see them."
  • The song's music clip finds Joy playing an office worker, who can't stop thinking about the beach. According to the press release, "The video was directed by The Young Astronauts and stars a suited-up, corporate version of Vance Joy, who finds himself daydreaming on the job."

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