José González is most famous for recording one of the three definitive versions of the Knife’s “Heartbeats.” In addition to that he’s been doing good stuff recently with his band Junip. He’s also got some music (solo and with Junip) in the upcoming Ben Stiller film The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Listen to “Step Out,” which features lavish orchestration and a children’s choir, and “#9 Dream” below.

(via Wall Street Journal)

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is out 12/25. The soundtrack is out a week earlier.

Comments (8)
  1. What’s the third definitive version of Heartbeats? I only know of the two.

  2. These sound great – I just miss the acoustic guitar playing.

  3. While his cover of Heartbeats is great, his original stuff is so much better and more noteworthy. Junip ain’t bad either.

  4. So no mention that “#9 Dream” is a John Lennon cover?

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