Jose Gonzalez has released his striking new single, “Leaf Off/The Cave,” from his soon-to-be-released album Vestiges & Claws, due out on Mute on February 17. The song is available now at Amazon and iTunes. This past weekend, Gonzalez performed “Leaf Off/The Cave” with an eight-piece band a 27-person choir on Sweden’s popular award show, P3 Guld.
Vestiges & Claws is Gonzalez’s first album in seven years and was produced by him in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both in Gothenburg, Sweden. It consists of years’ worth of musical sketches that in other hands might naturally sprawl wildly in sound and style, but on Vestiges & Claws, he has created a collection of songs that cohere just about perfectly, ensuring his position as one of the most important artists of his generation.