|Nation of Two|
|Studio album by|
|Released||23 February 2018|
|Producer||Dave Bassett, Stefan Max, Edwin White, Ryan Hadlock, Phil Ek, Simone Felice|
|Vance Joy chronology|
|Singles from Nation of Two|
Nation of Two is the second studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy. The album was announced on 12 January 2018, with Vance Joy explaining: "Nation of Two describes a perfectly self-contained couple; their world beginning and ending at the bed they share, the car they ride in, or any other place where they're together... the idea that their love for each other gives them their bearings; a point of reference that makes sense of life." This concept originally appears in the Kurt Vonnegut Novel and Film, 'Mother Night'. 
"Lay It on Me" was released as the lead single from the album on 12 July 2017. The song peaked at number 18 on the Australian Singles Chart and has been certified platinum. "Like Gold" was released on 3 November 2017 as the album's second single. "We're Going Home" was released on 12 January 2018 as the album's third single. "Saturday Sun" was released as the fourth single on 1 February 2018. "Call If You Need Me" was released on 11 February 2018 and "I'm With You" was released as the sixth single on 21 September 2018.
A week before the album's release, Vance Joy posted a 13-second preview of "I'm With You" on his Twitter account, stating that it was one of his favorite tracks on the album. On 19 February, he revealed a 15-second preview of "Little Boy" stating that the song was about when he fell off his bike as a young boy (among other things).
Nation of Two received mixed reviews. Will Rosebury from Clash said Joy "...creates a leaner and more cohesive project that thematically focuses on the highs and lows of a romantic relationship. Although occasionally over-sentimental and by its very nature derivative, it is impossible to deny that Joy can write a touching tune." Jenna Mohammed from Exclaim! said Joy "rarely strays from the upbeat, harmonious vocals that made Vance Joy successful in 2014 on Dream Your Life Away." adding the songs are "catchy and fun, but lack originality". Michael Hann from The Guardian said "There's a breezy, easy attractiveness to his melodies, albeit that they never fail to do exactly what you might expect."  Glenn Gamboa from Newsday said Joy "has gone deeper and broader, making singalongs that sound even bigger" and concluded "Joy may have lost the power of surprise, but he has replaced it with stronger songs that will stick with fans as long as "Riptide"."
Nation of Two debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, making it Joy's second Australian number-one album. It also debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 with over 28,000 equivalent sales.
|1.||"Call If You Need Me"||James Keogh||2:43|
|2.||"Lay It on Me"||3:35|
|3.||"We're Going Home"||3:27|
|5.||"Take Your Time"||3:40|
|6.||"I'm with You"||Keogh||4:01|
|8.||"Alone with Me"||Keogh||4:26|
|9.||"Crashing Into You"||Keogh||3:09|
|10.||"One of These Days"||2:58|
|12.||"Bonnie & Clyde"||Keogh||3:15|
|13.||"Where We Start"||3:20|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Australia||23 February 2018||Liberation||LRCD0001|
|Australia||1 June 2018||Vinyl||Liberation||1-566393|
|Australia||14 September 2018||Limited Edition Vinyl||Liberation||LRLP0001|