José González to perform at Alexela Concert Hall on 11 June 2022

The beloved Argentinian-Swedish indie-folk star José González returns to Tallinn’s Alexela Concert Hall on 11 June 2022. after winning the hearts of the Estonian audiences with his performances in 2008 and 2017.

Photo by Peter-Toggeth, Mikel-Cee-Karlsson

González has packed out distinguished venues from Tallinn to Sydney and London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. He’s earned platinum records in the UK and his Swedish homeland and has got some billion streams under his belt since he first arrived in 2003.

José’s long-awaited fourth album, Local Valley, provides a welcome reminder of his understated appeal and his ability to communicate discreetly, a quality illustrated by the uncommonly effective use of his music during The Last Dance, Netflix’s documentary about Michael Jordan. Beginning with the sun-dappled ‘El Invento’, the first song he’s recorded in Spanish (the native tongue of his Argentinian heritage), it engages in his signature melodic hypnotism. It’s also full of his trademark, bittersweet pastoralism. Local Valley, José acknowledges, “is similar to my other solo albums, a mixture of classic folk singer-songwriting and songs with influences from Latin America and Africa.”

The elephant and blackbird at the centre of the album’s artwork reflect the album’s title, “a metaphor for both humanity stuck here on earth and dogmatic tribes stuck in a state where they’re unable to see things from the other’s perspective, preventing them from establishing a more harmonic state.” “Many songs have a crystal-clear, humanist agenda: anti-dogma, pro-reason,” José elaborates.

Local Valley artwork by Hannele Fernström
Local Valley artwork by Hannele Fernström

 José González’s Local Valley concert will take place at the Alexela Concert Hall in Tallinn on June 11, 2022. Doors to the event will open at 6 pm, the concert will start at 7 pm.

Tickets for 30–50 euros are on sale at Piletilevi from November 19.