A name that you might have heard in the underground pop scene belongs to Vance Joy, real name James Keogh, who's an up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. His single "Riptide" from his 2013 EP God Loves You When You're Dancing has gained him commercial success down under, and now he's taking on the North American music market.

One of our favorite things to receive from under-the-radar artists like Vance Joy are My Musical Mind surveys, because they help us learn more about what could be pop's next big thing. Read all about the folk-pop performer as he shares with us the first album he ever bought with his own money (it's a classic), as well as a must-have for him in the recording studio:



Check out the music video for Vance Joy's "Riptide" on YouTube below:


If you like what you hear, here's his video for "Snaggletooth", and the link for his iTunes. Are you a fan of Vance Joy's music? Let us know in the comments.