It’s been ten years since Swedish chill-master José González burst onto the scene in a flurry of coloured balls, with his cover of fellow Swedes The Knife’s “Heartbeats” featuring on Sony’s mezmerizing commercial for their BRAVIA line of televisions and reaching the U.K. top ten. Since then, the song has featured in countless TV episodes (undoubtedly watched on the very televisions González helped to sell) and he himself has gone on to release a second solo album and two more with folk rock band Junip.
Now González is back with his third solo effort, entitled Vestiges & Claws, available now on iTunes and Amazon via Mute. Lead by the singles “Every Age” and “Leaf Off / The Cave” (we challenge you to listen to the latter and not find inner-peace), González will be touring extensively throughout Europe and North America this spring, including a stop in Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre on April 13th.
José González has upcoming dates in March in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Manchester and in April hits the U.S. and Canada including Philly, New York, Boston, Montreal, the aforementioned Toronto show, Chicago, L.A. and more. Complete tour & ticket info can be found at www.jose-gonzalez.com
David O’Shea is a Toronto-based writer from Ireland. He likes music and TV and can be found singing at various open mics throughout Toronto or vegging in front of his television, watching Netflix. You can follow him on twitter @davidoshea1