José González has released his striking single, ”Leaf Off/The Cave,” from his upcoming album Vestiges & Claws, due out on Mute on February 17th. This past weekend, Gonzalez performed the song with a seven-piece band a 27-person choir at Sweden’s popular P3 Guld show. Vestiges & Claws is González’s first album in seven years and was self-produced in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The track follows his brilliant cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls,” and on “Leaf Off/The Cave,” the Swedish singer/songwriter creates an absorbing soundscapes of gentle folk, jangly guitars and delightful playful melodies.
Listen to “Leaf Off/The Cave,” below and then watch his performance of the song with the 27-person choir.