After putting out two albums with Junip and contributing songs to other projects, like the movie, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ Swedish singer/songwriter José González will release his first solo album in seven years, ‘Vestiges & Claws’ on 16th Feb 2015 via Peacefrog Records.
In a recent statement, González wrote, “It was no doubt a conscious decision to work without a producer. I didn’t want this to be too polished, or too ‘in your face.’ Most of all, it’s fun to be in complete control of the artistic aspect. Also, I was inspired by and picked up a lot of tricks from the producers I have worked with in the past. I like to use distortion and let things be a little overdriven, which gives things a warmer sound. Sometimes people complain that my music is too muddled, but I really do not want a modern crisp sound. I’d much rather aim somewhere between Shuggie Otis and Simon & Garfunkel.”
González also revealed the album art for ‘Vestiges & Claws’ via Twitter, as well as the LP’s track list: Browse the tracklist below.
José González - Vestiges & Claws
1. With the Ink of a Ghost
2. Let It Carry You
3. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
4. The Forest
5. Leaf Off/ The Cave
6. Every Age
7. What Will
10. Open Book
Watch a short trailer for Vestiges & Claws below