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True to the title of his just-released debut album, Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy is good at finding ways to fill free time. He’s getting fewer and fewer opportunities, however, since his single Riptide became an international hit. Now, he has to resort to written-out daily schedules. “I still have a lot of little windows of free time now as opposed to the giant open spaces,” says the 26-year-old Australian singer/songwriter. Riptide has topped USA TODAY’s alternative airplay chart and sold 435,000 downloads to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.