José González premieres new song “Leaf Off / The Cave” — listen


Swedish folk musician José González will return February 17th with Vestiges & Claws, his first solo album since 2007. Due out via Mute Records, the 10-track LP sees influence from “’70s Brazilian productions, American folk rock, and West African desert blues,” according to a press release. So far, we’ve heard those varied sounds come together in the enchanting lead single “Every Age”. Today, González has debuted another album track with “Leaf Off / The Cave”.

This time around, González’s sonic concoction is geared toward more light and whimsical fare, with his driving acoustic guitar reflecting everything from tropical music to Moroccan folk and even bits of ’60s baroque pop. It’s a truly beguiling mixture, one that González uses to deliver affirmations about living life and self-actualization. Listen in below.

In support of Vestiges & Claws, González has announced his first North American tour in almost seven years. Find the full itinerary here.

Vestiges & Claws Tracklist:
01. With the Ink of a Ghost
02. Let It Carry You
03. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
04. The Forest
05. Leaf Off / The Cave
06. Every Age
07. What Will
08. Vissel
09. Afterglow
10. Open Book

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