José Gonzales – Heartbeats – Classical Guitar

José González Music Festival 2017 in Freiburg im Breisgau
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Heartbeats” is a song by Swedish electronic music duo The Knife. This song has been covered by José González, a Swedish-Argentinian indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg, Sweden. González is also a member of the band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn. González grew up listening to Latin folk and pop music and has named Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez as a favourite artist. He said the first concert he went to was: “The Wailers. I got their autographs and everything. I was about 12 or so. At the time, my favourite music was Bob Marley and Michael Jackson.” González’ trademark sound is solo classical guitar with soft vocal melody. His work, although mostly original, also includes acoustic covers of such hits as “Heartbeats”, a song with this open tuning: D – A – D – F# – B – E and capo on first freet.


VIDEO: José Gonzales – Heartbeats – Classical Guitar


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