José González is a Gothenburg, Sweden-based indie folk singer/songwriter and guitarist, who quickly rose to international prominence as both a solo artist and as a member of the indie electro folk act Junip, as well as collaborations with British downtempo duo Zero 7, Finnish DJ Jori Hulkkonen, Swedish DJ and producer Embee, The Goteborg String Theory and others.
Vestiges & Claws González’s third and latest solo effort was released to critical praise last year, and the album’s latest single “With the Ink of a Ghost” will further cement the Swedish-Argentine singer/songwriter’s reputation for material that possesses an elegant simplicity as González’s deeply introspective lyrics, focusing on the invisible forces both within us and without us that influence and control our lives, sung with the singer/songwriter’s hushed vocal delivery. González accompanies himself with a lilting, classically-leaning and serene melody. And much like his previously released work, “With the Ink of a Ghost” possesses an elegant yet deceptive simplicity.
Directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, the recently released music video features dancer Yared Cederlund freeform dancing to the song’s melody. And as Johansson explains in press notes: “Using both the physical movement through Yared’s body, and the movement between the two rooms, we wanted to do something as contradictory as visualizing the invisible. Us people are often strongly under the influence by forces we can’t see. Forces inside and outside of us, sometimes created by events that took place long before us. In the same way, our actions today will affect those coming long after us. By then we will be what’s invisible.” Interestingly, the video was released as González announced that he would be embarking on a North American tour throughout March with yMusic, a collective of six classically-trained instrumentalists, who have experience collaborating with both pop and classical artists.
Check out tour dates below.
11 March – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall **SOLD OUT
12 March – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall 2ND SHOW ADDED
13 March – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
15 March – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts **SOLD OUT
17 March – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
19 March – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
20 March – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
21 March – Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel **SOLD OUT
23 March – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
24 March – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
25 March – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Hall **SOLD OUT
26 March – Washington, DC – George Washington University @ Lisner Auditorium