José González unveils new album ‘Local Valley’

Multi-platinum indie musician José González has released his long-awaited fourth studio album, Local Valley.

The celebrated Swedish folk singer has also shared the music video for his newly reimagined version of his 2013 track, ‘Line of Fire’.

Local Valley features José González’ singles released earlier this year including ‘El Invento’, ‘Visions’, ‘Head On’, and ‘Swing’.

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The Swedish folk singer shares his thoughts on the album,

“Since my second album I’ve usually gone to my own songs for reference, similar to how I sense Beastie Boys did on ‘Check Your Head’ and their follow-up, ‘Ill Communication’. Local Valley is similar to my other solo albums in sound and spirit, a natural continuation of the styles I’ve been adding through the years both solo and with Junip. 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.”

In addition to the newly released record, González has shared a music video for a new version of ‘Line of Fire’, a track he previously wrote for his indie rock band Junip of which he co-founded with fellow member Tobias Winterkorn.

The original version of ‘Line of Fire’ was featured in Junip’s self-titled LP, appearing in soundtracks for hit TV series Breaking Bad and The Blacklist.

José González has established a growing fanbase in Asia. Since 2016, he has performed at festivals across the region including both the International Jazz Festival and Neon Lights in Singapore, Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong, and Legacy Festival in Taiwan.

His thought-provoking lyricism on humanism and solidarity coupled with his warm singing style and Spanish guitar has won fans over with more than a million streams worldwide.

Listen to Local Valley on Spotify below.

Photo Credit: Hannele Fernstrom

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