Photo: Malin Johansson
Coinciding with the launch of his North American tour with yMusic, José González is proud to unveil the emotive and strikingly beautiful music video for “With the Ink of a Ghost”, a song found on José’s acclaimed studio album Vestiges & Claws – out now on Mute.
The video, directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, portrays dancer Yared Cederlund expressing himself in arresting freeform movement over José’s serene and near-meditative melody. Reflecting on this visual offering, Johansson states:
Using both the physical movement through Yared’s body, and the movement between the two rooms, we wanted to do something as contradictory as visualizing the invisible. Us people are often strongly under the influence by forces we can’t see. Forces inside and outside of us, sometimes created by events that took place long before us. In the same way, our actions today will affect those coming long after us. By then we will be what’s invisible.
Watch the video for “With the Ink of a Ghost” here.
On Sunday, José will embark on a sizable North American tour with the revered chamber sextet yMusic. With the addition of strings, flute, clarinet and trumpet to José’s celebrated catalog, these shows are sure to be a special treat for all in attendance.
yMusic works in close quarters with contemporary composers and songwriters, developing ideas into vivid, communicative performances. Virtuosos, the six classically-trained instrumentalists are equally comfortable in the classical and pop worlds, collaborating with artists from Ben Folds to Dirty Projectors. “yMusic is thrilled to be joining José, says Rob Moose of yMusic, “and to bring our musicianship and unique color to José’s gorgeous, moody songwriting.”
Tickets for this exceptional tour are available at http://jose-gonzalez.com/tour-dates/. See below for a full itinerary of performances.
6 March – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre **SOLD OUT
7 March – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
8 March – Ashland, OR – Southern Oregon University @ Music Recital Hall **SOLD OUT
9 March – Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University @ Van Duzer Theatre
10 March – Santa Barbara, CA – University of California @ Campbell Hall
11 March – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall **SOLD OUT
12 March – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall 2ND SHOW ADDED
13 March – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
15 March – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts **SOLD OUT
17 March – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
19 March – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
20 March – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
21 March – Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel **SOLD OUT
23 March – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
24 March – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
25 March – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Hall **SOLD OUT
26 March – Washington, DC – George Washington University @ Lisner Auditorium
Watch the live video of José and yMusic performing “With the Ink of a Ghost” here.
Watch the video for “Open Book” here.
Watch the video for “Leaf Off / The Cave” here.
Watch the video for “Every Age” here.
Buy the single here:
“With the Ink of a Ghost”