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José González — Heartbeats
Album: Veneer
Avg rating:
7.7

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Total ratings: 1894









Released: 2009
Length: 2:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away

Both under influence
We had divine scent
To know what to say
Mind is a razorblade

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough
For me, no

One night of magic rush
The start a simple touch
One night to push and scream
And then relief

Ten days of perfect tunes
The colors red and blue
We had a promise made
We were in love

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough
For me, no

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough

And you, you knew the hand of the devil
And you, kept us awake with wolf's teeth
Sharing different heartbeats
In one night

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough
For me, no

To call for hands of above
To lean on
Wouldn't be good enough
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 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Enough with this song already i think we all heard it a trillion times by now
 
I've told you a million times not to exagerate! I listen to RP most days, but I've never heard this played, and it hasn't been in the last 30 days.
this is an absolute masterpiece
There isn't a better song for the afternoon doldrums at work while your tummy digests lunch and you just completed a huge project, this is so incredibly soothing and perfect for the moment.  
Bill, can't you see that I have work to do!
and again and again {#Hearteyes}
 DippingSauce wrote:
Damn... I feel like adjusting this from 9 to a 10. It still is one of the best covers I ever heard and moves me every single time.
 

 
Ditto, haven't heard this in awhile and now just going to sit back and enjoy
and again... {#Hearteyes}

Damn... I feel like adjusting this from 9 to a 10. It still is one of the best covers I ever heard and moves me every single time.
 
Jose is channeling 
{#Guitarist}
All these years later, this one stands the test of time. Still gives me goosebumps.
We should launch a 2nd Radio Paradise where The Knife - Heartbeats can be played without harshin' the mellow of this place. I think it'd be awesome. 
{#Hearteyes}
 sirdroseph wrote:
Jose is the man!

 
{#Arrowu} What he said {#Exclaim}
Check out the original - by "the Knife"
Music from Sweden.......{#Bananajam}

 Agree! I only found RP the other day (through a listener's comment on youtube) and sooooooo pleased I did!

AndyJ wrote:

Moving my 7s to 8s & 9s today.  Growing sensitive, feel more, or just paying attention and hearing more-? Who knows/cares-? It matters only cause, 1) it's me 2) different behavior 3) glad I'm listening to RP and can change my opinion as my tastes or moods change.

RP for listeners by humans who love music..  I am very glad you're here and I found you.

Thank You

 


Moving my 7s to 8s & 9s today.  Growing sensitive, feel more, or just paying attention and hearing more-? Who knows/cares-? It matters only cause, 1) it's me 2) different behavior 3) glad I'm listening to RP and can change my opinion as my tastes or moods change.

RP for listeners by humans who love music..  I am very glad you're here and I found you.

Thank You
..loving your playlist RP {#Music}  Thank you
On the 4th listen... 7—->9
Jose + I = instant love :)
 
 
I absolutely love this version but I agree that it would be awesome to listen to the original from The Knife ♡ such an amazing voice Karin Drejer Andersson! 
I absolutely love this version but I agree that it would be awesome to hear the original one from The Knife some time ♡ such a great voice Karin Drejer Andersson! 
 RadioBow wrote:
Would love to hear the original on RP some time
 
+1

While I like this version as well, the original is still better. Not to mention that they simply have a different feel to them, reflecting the different styles of the performers. 
Would love to hear the original on RP some time
 Ballzak wrote:
Nice segue from Death Cab's "Passenger Seat".
 
Or today, from Moby's "Everloving".
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I came to this song after hearing it in a Sony Bravia commericial a couple of years back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kLwQJUqYU

 

 
That was the first time I heard it too. A good song in it's own right, but when I hear it, all I can think of are little rubber bouncy balls bouncing their way down a street in San Francisco.
Wonderful cover of The Knife. I heard this track on a café a few years back and just dropped all focus on table discussions and froze in astonishment.
It's a snowy February here in Ohio, but whenever I hear this song, I'm transported back to happy, quiet summer nights in western Oregon. This is just a fantastic tune.
Yes! I just looked this one up to see when it might be played next. It really sums up my mood riding home from my trip last weekend. Perfect timing, thank you!
need to get this one
radio paradise i love you and the velvety sounding dj's
keep up the wonderful times
My speakers cannot go loud enough for this song.
 t00lur wrote:

wrong. cover is boring, original is brilliant

 
You guys are silly, they're both delicious! 
Wow! This dude is from Sweden. Never would've known, Bill - thanks!
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
This song is soooo gooood for the ears...
 

It is also good for the rest of the holy body...  love it...
 
 KevinM wrote:

There is nothing redeeming about the original. Jose Gonzalez's 'cover' is far superior than the original P.O.S.

 
wrong. cover is boring, original is brilliant
Nice segue from Death Cab's "Passenger Seat".
 KevinM wrote:

There is nothing redeeming about the original. Jose Gonzalez's 'cover' is far superior than the original P.O.S.

 
You sound angry and confused.  {#Eh}
 SmartDeeDee wrote:
I like both versions of this song, both The Knife's and Jose's. They are both interesting in different ways.
 
There is nothing redeeming about the original. Jose Gonzalez's 'cover' is far superior than the original P.O.S.
 Tana wrote:
This is the Junip guy, right?

 
Yes
Pleasant. That's all. Pleasant.
This sound translated into sensation: a warm breeze on bare skin

especially through tent mosquito netting, supine, full belly, evening light 

couldn't love this song more 
 SmartDeeDee wrote:
I like both verions of this song, both The Knife's and Jose's. They are both interesting in different ways.
 



Agreed :)
This is the Junip guy, right?
I like both verions of this song, both The Knife's and Jose's. They are both interesting in different ways.
This song or should I say this version of this song always makes me feel good.
Everyone in my trailer park thinks this is probably the best cover they have ever heard.
Wonderful song.
So Pretty. Love the Guitar.
Excellent.

I keep thinking this is Nick Drake when the song first starts, and that's definitely a good thing. 

Also, this cover is much MUCH better than the original, although it has its own charm.  I just don't much care for her voice.
 evermovingtarget wrote:
This is a beautiful cover, but the original by Knife is even better IMHO. Would be nice to hear that one played here too some time.

 
I finally heard the original in the car last week.  The whole time I was trying to figure out which familiar song I was listening to.  At first I thought it was a very bad cover of a song I love.  I soon realized it was the original of a song I love.   What a difference between the two!  I am incurably biased towards Jose's cover now.   Score one for Bill.  

Jeez, I've liked everything I've heard from this guy on RP. Why haven't I bought something from him yet? I gotta fix that...
 Stingray wrote:
...Super album-design! Bauhaus after the Nazis...?
 Okay, that's pretty funny. Even for a guy from the world's second best beer town.

Jose is the man!
This is a beautiful cover, but the original by Knife is even better IMHO. Would be nice to hear that one played here too some time.

 Pumpkin does a great job mashing this into his sets, https://www.facebook.com/PumpkinSounds Bravisimo!


Starting tonight in the outfield for the Dodgers . . . . . . . . .

YES! Thank you, this is precisely what I needed this morning. {#Group-hug}
I came to this song after hearing it in a Sony Bravia commericial a couple of years back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kLwQJUqYU

 
 Kombisaurus wrote:
José does some amazing covers and Heartbeats is a good example.

I saw him live at the Perth International Arts Festival earlier this year and it still sends a shiver up my spine when I think of it.
The crowd stood there in awe for the whole performance - nobody wanted to breath, blink or move in case they missed a single note of it.  It sounded sooooooooo good.

Here are some pics from that night:
 
 

Great song

Great photographs too.

Good song, but a bit overplayed for those of us who listen to paradise 8 hrs. a day. see ya.
 
 geordiezimmerman wrote:
One of the few times where I think the cover is better than the original.

In this case, Much better.

7
 

I gave this a 10, which means I will probably hate the original if I ever hear it.  I complain about covers a lot, but in cases like this when I don't know the original, it works for me.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and González...?

PS
Super album-design! Bauhaus after the Nazis...?




This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


Beautifful... another fine moment of music on RP. Thank you Bill :)
Fever Ray, and now Jose... guess it's Swedish-artist-time

Edit: just remembered that this is originally a Knife song, so the connection is pretty straightforward

José does some amazing covers and Heartbeats is a good example.

I saw him live at the Perth International Arts Festival earlier this year and it still sends a shiver up my spine when I think of it.
The crowd stood there in awe for the whole performance - nobody wanted to breath, blink or move in case they missed a single note of it.  It sounded sooooooooo good.

Here are some pics from that night:
 

This is such a lovely song.

And I always think of this Sony Bravia commercial - all practical balls, no CGI!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kLwQJUqYU 
Thanks for posting the vid, Lambret.  {#Jump}
if not mentioned:

the music is a version. the composers are the band The Knife. much deeper


Hypnotic...........
I love this song so much and it was a Perfect Fit for the bravia commercial.
a modern day Jose Feliciano
 holborne wrote:
Another beautiful song from Gonzales. I think he's the only person who's ever actually made me cry at a Sony ad. (Cry in a good way, wiseass.)

 

      I teared up, too.  I watched that video over and over and over......


 vit wrote:


who did the original?

 

The Knife did it originally.  It's so interesting to hear a female vocalist sing the lead, but Jose's version is still my favorite.
geordiezimmerman wrote:
One of the few times where I think the cover is better than the original.

In this case, Much better.

7


who did the original?

Oooooh, so nice Bill & Rebecca....Death Cab - Passenger Seat to this.... {#Daisy}

Yes....more Jose!  {#Bounce}


Another beautiful song from Gonzales. I think he's the only person who's ever actually made me cry at a Sony ad. (Cry in a good way, wiseass.)

One of the few times where I think the cover is better than the original.

In this case, Much better.

7
A good song from one of the best commericals.
 Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
Wow, I'm really impressed. But seriously, no need to be profane about the vocal beauty.
 
There's no need for a single fucking thing that goes on here.  {#Chillpill}
Arowana wrote:
Couldnt someone upload the original by The Knife? Much better in my opinion.
much
Arowana wrote:
Couldnt someone upload the original by The Knife? Much better in my opinion.
I second that, although I still like this as well.
alniebel wrote:
Prefer the original from The Knife better.
Ditto, ditto, ditto. Ditto.
Couldnt someone upload the original by The Knife? Much better in my opinion.
Balls rolling all over San Fran
alniebel wrote:
Prefer the original from The Knife better.
I am torn...both are great
:meditate: segues supremus
Prefer the original from The Knife better.
JonnyNismo wrote:
Love the song, love the commercial.
Absolutely.
Tayto wrote:
:taped-shut: "Marketing Like No Other"
Balls!
:taped-shut: "Marketing Like No Other"
JonnyNismo wrote:
Love the song, love the commercial.
Love the song, love the commercial.
Keith_Eel wrote:
played his whole album in our rental in Costa for 10 days. Used it as background to my many requests to save our marriage, didn't work.....we split after many years and good times..still like his style....
Oh man... sorry to hear that... that is very sad. Hopefully you have both moved on with your lives and moved on....
Steven_G wrote:
Interesting to compare the two!
Song used in Sonycommercial too (superballs!): youtube vid
chillynne wrote:
oh come on, the original is so much more awesomely bad: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZatCZ1YWQeI best thing out of sweden since...ace of base?
Interesting to compare the two!
I concede this is a nice mellow tune. It could be easily followed by a Modest Mouse tune:I gotta see, gotta know right now...
peyotecoyote wrote:
song is an 8...cover art is a 1
Song is a 1 cover art is a 1
peyotecoyote wrote:
song is an 8...cover art is a 1
What do you mean? Frequency plots are the coolest!!!
song is an 8...cover art is a 1
I love this song, I love the original... but... it is starting to become another "ambient chill" cliche
I've never heard this before? But I'm getting it now. Excellent version.
This is my number one song for 2006 hands down!
Usually I hate covers, but this one is pretty good.
Wow, I'm really impressed. But seriously, no need to be profane about the vocal beauty.
This song is simply fucking beautiful. Absolutely serene. And it couldn't have been more perfect for the Sony Bravia balls video.
There's a new ad from the bouncy-ball people. :) (click here)
mickhick1 wrote:
A truly beautiful sound, great for a lazy Sunday afternoon. In the short time I've been listening to RP I have been introduced to so many great artists I had never heard before. THANKS.
Agreed!
A truly beautiful sound, great for a lazy Sunday afternoon. In the short time I've been listening to RP I have been introduced to so many great artists I had never heard before. THANKS.
Absolutely beautiful
Darkmatter wrote:
... It is actually a cover of a song taken from the Knife's second album, a swedish synth-pop group formed by siblings Karin and Olof Dreijer. Well worth checking out! :smile:
Yeah I was familiar with the Knife's version first because its on a snowbaording DVD. Now both versions make me miss the mountains like hell! (Stupid flat england)
Jacksonstat wrote:
A little reminiscent of Elliott Smith to me... I like it.
BINGO!
great tune :good-vibes:
amandamustdance wrote:
Is he in Zero 7 too? Voice is very familiar...
Lovely. I think he sounds like the guy from Everything but the Girl
artmaven wrote:
It's true. "From Sweden" is officially part of the man's name. I never hear him identified, let alone mentioned, w/out . . . from Sweden.
He even introduced himself that way at the ACL Festival.