The original version of the track hit streaming services in January, and was Joy’s first new song in almost three years.
The trio’s acoustic rendition pares back the original’s brass and percussion sections, leaving trumpet, saxophone, keyboard and guitars as the only remaining instruments.
The new version arrives with a music video, directed by Agueda Sfer. In it, the musicians take over a Spanish apartment building and perform into the ether.
At the end of the clip, the camera zooms out to reveal Benny Blanco in a video conferencing call, blowing kisses at the viewer. Watch the music video below:
“Thanks to all our neighbours in Barcelona for letting us sing and play on their balconies and rooftops,” Joy wrote on Twitter today (March 3), unveiling the video.
here’s the clip for the acoustic version of ‘You’. Thanks to all our neighbours in Barcelona for letting us sing and play on their balconies and rooftops! And thanks to Carlos and his lovely team for making it all happen @ItsBennyBlanco @marshmellomusic https://t.co/fvbMiIBpgZ
— Vance Joy (@vancejoy) March 2, 2021
Prior to releasing ‘You’, Vance Joy had put out a version of ‘Fairytale Of New York’ by The Pogues in December. At the time, he referred to the original as “one of the greatest songs.”