Ed Sheeran Label Signee Foy Vance Premieres 'Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution': Exclusive

Sarah Barlow and Stephen Schofie
Foy Vance

It's St. Patrick's Day today, so it's fitting that Billboard is exclusively premiering a new song from Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance -- his wonderfully titled "Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution."

Vance is the second artist signed to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records. Sheeran has been a major supporter of Vance since he was a teenager. “I’ve been such a huge fan since the first time I saw him live… I’m constantly blown away with how talented he is,” Sheeran said of his label signee. Vance even co-wrote “Tenerife Sea” and “Afire Love,” which appeared on Sheeran’s Grammy-nominated album x

Ed Sheeran Signs Foy Vance As Second Artist to His Gingerbread Man Label

Vance’s upcoming album The Wild Swan, which Elton John executive produced, will be released on May 13. “I feel so privileged to be a part of this remarkable artist’s first album on Gingerbread Man Records,” John added. “He is an extraordinary writer and singer." Grammy winner Jacquire King, who worked on albums from James Bay and Kings of Leon, produced the record at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios. 

“Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution” is somewhat of an ode to the renowned linguist. “Never has a human being spoke so softly when delivering such devastating truths as when Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts with the world,” Vance tells Billboard. “He truly is a soft revolution.” 

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Listen to it below.