World Cafe Playlist for 04/25/2022

José González joins host Stephen Kallao

José González is known for making melancholy music – sparse arrangements, performed on classical guitar, with dreamy vocals. On his new album, Local Valley, the Swedish singer-songwriter has embraced a more playful and full sound – Plus, he sings in Spanish, English, and Swedish lyrics throughout. On the next World Cafe, we’ll find out why González felt the freedom to experiment in these ways on Local Valley, and he explains one of the unusual ways he tests out a new song. All this, and a live performance.

*Radiohead “I Might Be Wrong” Amnesiac
José González “El Invento” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
José González “Head On” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
José González “Lila G” Local Valley
José González “Swing” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits” Bad Self Portraits
Sierra Ferrell “Jeremiah” Long Time Coming
The Head and the Heart “Virginia (Wind in the Night) ” Every Shade Of Blue
Trombone Shorty “Come Back” Lifted
Los Lobos “Can’t Stop The Rain” Colossal Head
Big Thief “Simulation Swarm” Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Hour Two
*Beth Orton “Central Reservation” Central Reservation
Mondo Cozmo “Electrify My Love” This Is For The Barbarians
Soup Dragons “I’m Free” Lovegod
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges “B-Side” Texas Moon EP
Paul Simon “Under African Skies” Graceland
Bartees Strange “Heavy Heart” (Single)
Brian Eno and John Cale “Been There Done That” Wrong Way Up
Sharon Van Etten “Porta” (Single)
Violent Femmes “Blister In The Sun” Violent Femmes
Wet Leg “Angelica” Wet Leg
Wyclef Jean “Redemption Song” America: A Tribute To Heroes
Old Crow Medicine Show “Paint This Town” Paint This Town
The Lumineers “Brightside” Brightside
Chris Stapleton “Cold” Starting Over

*Optional Song