Local Valley (Deluxe) José González

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Genre: Songwriter

Subgenre: Folk Rock

Artist: José González

Album including Album cover


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  • 1El Invento02:33
  • 2Visions03:55
  • 3The Void03:09
  • 4Horizons03:16
  • 5Head On04:45
  • 6Valle Local02:23
  • 7Lasso In03:47
  • 8Lilla G02:00
  • 9Swing03:33
  • 10Tjomme04:56
  • 11Line of Fire03:08
  • 12En stund på jorden02:42
  • 13Honey Honey01:48
  • 14El Invento (Choral Version)02:45
  • 15Visions (Ela Minus Remix)03:40
  • 16Tjomme (DJ Koze Remix)06:02
  • 17Swing (Solomun Remix)04:06
  • 18El Invento (Sofia Kourtesis Remix)04:24
  • 19Head On (Miss Grit Remix)04:04
  • 20Swing (Roosevelt Remix)05:37
  • 21Visions (Dungen Remix)05:34
  • 22Head On (The Bodies Obtained Remix)06:00
  • 23Swing (Ants in the Pants Version)03:19
  • 24Head On (Arp Version)06:44
  • 25El Invento (Dub Version)04:33
  • 26Head On (Gidge Remix)04:58
  • 27Visions (Flanger Version)06:19
  • Total Runtime01:50:00

Info for Local Valley (Deluxe)

Few artists have managed to become as celebrated worldwide for their soft tones as José González. His voice seems to be out of this world, at least it is continentless, because the Swede sings in Spanish and English. Moreover, it has a non-definable aggregate state, a pleasant intangibility, which is like a flight of fancy with every new song, also because José uses it in different ways.

José González's stellar career can only be described as dreamlike. His classic rendition of The Knife's "Heartbeats" jump-started his career, which has since brought him more than 1 billion streams, over 150 licensed TV, film and video game uses and a huge presence on radio stations around the globe. He has won row upon row of awards, appeared on high-profile television shows, headlined prestigious festivals, played sold-out concert halls on every continent and collaborated with Ben Stiller on an original film soundtrack for 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'. González's warm, intimate voice and delicate harmonies, underscored by a deftly plucked Spanish guitar and muted percussion, deliver deeply thoughtful lyrics that largely revolve around ideas of civilisation, humanism and solidarity. José González is a sincere, artful artist whose unique approach to songwriting and sound sets him worlds apart from the crowd - he's in a class of his own. And we here at City Slang are, in a word, simply: grateful!

Recorded in the Koltrast Hakefjorden studio that José set up in his family's summer house north of Gothenburg, "Local Valley" is "a natural continuation of the styles I've been adding through the years both solo and with Junip", says José. At the same time, this is the first time José sings in all three languages he speaks, making the music more connected to his distinct heritage and the world around him than ever before. "I set out to write songs in the same vein as my old ones: short, melodic and rhythmical. It's more outward looking than my earlier works, but no less personal. On the contrary, I feel more comfortable than ever saying that this album reflects me and my thoughts right now."

"Local Valley" is a welcome reminder of the Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist's understated appeal and unique ability to communicate in a discreet way. These thirteen thought-provoking, meticulously crafted songs sound as characteristically confident and rich in captivating detail as anything in his canon to date. When he's not making music, he's exploring themes of effective altruism, secular humanism and eco-modernism.

José González

José González
geboren 1978 in Göteborg ist ein schwedischer Sänger und Songwriter. Er wurde mit dem 'Winner of the European Border Breaker Award' ausgezeichnet. González ist zudem Sänger der schwedischen Band Junip.

González wurde als Sohn argentinischer Einwanderer geboren, wuchs in Göteborg auf und lebt heute in dessen Stadtviertel Haga. Mit seiner Debütsingle Crosses erreichte er im Oktober 2003 Platz 4 der schwedischen Charts, sein erstes Album stieg sogar bis auf Platz 2.

Erst mit anderthalbjähriger Verzögerung wurde das Album auch in Großbritannien und den USA veröffentlicht. Nicht zuletzt dank der Verwendung in der populären US-amerikanischen Fernsehserie O.C., California wurde González auch international bekannt. Seine Coverversion von Heartbeats, im Original von The Knife, wurde in einem Werbespot für einen Flüssigkristallbildschirm von Sony, in der vierten Staffel der US-amerikanischen Fernsehserie One Tree Hill, in der fünften Staffel der US-amerikanischen Fernsehserie Bones – Die Knochenjägerin, sowie in dem Film Vollidiot verwendet. Ende September 2007 erschien sein aktuelles Album In Our Nature. Vorab wurden einige neue Songs auf Josés MySpace-Seite veröffentlicht.

This album contains no booklet.

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