Jose Gonzalez has unveiled the music video for his song "With the Ink of a Ghost" taken from his 2015 album Vestiges & Claws. The video comes just after he kicked off his new tour across North America with chamber sextet yMusic.
The video follows dancer Yared Cederlund expressing freeform dancing to the various slow melodies and lyrics found in this soothing track from Gonzalez. It is a simple video as Cederlund spends most of his time on a secluded stage behind a curtain, though he does step out into public where a few people walk by him. The movement is smooth, elegant and slow, much like the track itself.
Directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, the director commented on the video and the how he decided to put this together visually.
"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," reflects Johansson in a statement. "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."
Gonzalez's tour with yMusic continues tonight in Santa Barbara and then over the next two weeks will hit cities like Minneapolis, New York City, Boston, New York City and Denver. Tickets can be found on his website and the dates are below with the video.
03/10: Santa Barbara, CA @ University of California @ Campbell Hall
03/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
03/13: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
03/15: Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts
03/17: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
03/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
03/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
03/21: Chicago, IL @ Rockefeller Chapel
03/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
03/24: New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/25: Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Hall
03/26: Washington, DC - George Washington University @ Lisner Auditorium