Here’s the basics. Its José González’s first solo album in Seven Years, its called Vestiges & Claws and its out via Peacefrog records on 16th February. From it he’s releasing a single ‘Every Ege’, which comes out on November 30th and features a video thats a unique collaboration between José and directors Simon Morris & Chris Higham. Check it out below, or view it in 3D via http://www.eyesinspace.com
In a statement, it reads “Seven billion people on Planet Earth, of which only 536 are lucky enough to have seen Space. Eyes In Space aspire to change this, taking every one on a personal journey to roam the cosmos. The collective’s maiden voyage allows everyone to wander space freely using immersive 360-film to create an endless, all-sensory experience. The galactic journey is accompanied by José González’ newest release. Eyes In Space is a global collective established to mesh artistic experiment with scientific innovation to open new worlds. Space is the collective’s first destination.”
I suppose it was ‘Veneer’ that got everyone interested in José González. Us too (or rather me) as he wrote these quiet, almost introverted pieces that mixed Argentinian, British and even American folk and utilised these complex, intricate guitar parts that refused to be anything other than enchanting. So enchanted we were.
Its nice to see that, seven years later, José González is still capable of doing it. Accompanied by his trusty acoustic guitar and a very basic amount of percussion, its a risk because it means you have to rely on the quality of the song. González trusts both his vocal (sounding slightly Donovan like here) and his song, making a simple but beautiful statement.