Vestiges & Claws
Imperial Recordings/Mute Records
Swedish singer, songwriter and guitarist José González has split his attention in recent years between his own solo career and that of his band, Junip. Although that group initially took a backseat to González's own work, the reverse has been true for a long spell. This week's release of González's Vestiges & Claws marks the musician's first solo album in over seven years, a long-awaited follow-up to 2007's Our Nature. On Vestiges & Claws, González thoughtfully reflects on life, examining all angles of interaction and introspection.