José González – Vestiges & Claws

Earth is a speck in the universe. This is a common idea expressed by everyone from astronomer Carl Sagan to forwarded email threads from distant relatives with subject lines like “Feeling Small Yet?”. In Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, he laments the injustices and grievances humankind hold against one another on this “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” It’s a beautiful and humbling thought. Whereas Sagan celebrated life by looking outward at the vastness of the cosmos, Swedish singer-songwriter José González looks closer to home to examine our logic-defying existence on his third solo album, Vestiges & Claws.

Release Date
February 17, 2015
Label
Mute
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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