In Our Nature
In Our Nature is the second album by Swedish singer-songwriter José González. It was released on 24 September 2007 on Peacefrog Records in the UK and Imperial Recordings in Sweden. It was released on 25 September 2007 by Mute Records in the United States.
|In Our Nature|
|Studio album by|
|Released||24 September 2007|
|José González chronology|
|Pitchfork Media||(7.8/10) link|
|Q||(October 2007, p.98)|
The album's lyrics address the human condition, or the nature that the title refers to. Though the sonic palette features classical guitar and vocal melody, as in his debut Veneer, it is occasionally expanded. Hand claps, backing vocals and synthesizer are some notable additions.
In Sweden, the first single was "Killing for Love", whereas in the rest of Europe it was "Down the Line". Both singles came with the same B-side, a cover of "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat. The second single released was "Teardrop" (backed with the exclusive instrumental B-side "Four Forks Ache"), and the third single was another split--"Killing for Love" in the UK, and "Down the Line" in Sweden. Both singles came with the same B-side, "Neon Lights".
|2.||"Down the Line"||3:11|
|3.||"Killing for Love"||3:03|
|4.||"In Our Nature"||2:43|
|5.||"Teardrop" (Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Elizabeth Fraser)||3:33|
|7.||"Time to Send Someone Away" (González, Matthias Bergqvist)||2:48|
|8.||"The Nest" (González, Yukimi Nagano)||2:24|
|11.||"You're an Animal" (iTunes-only bonus track)||4:18|
- Killing for Love (Todd Terje Brokeback Mix)
- How Low (Pechenga Nord-Norska Mix)
- Killing for Love (Beatfanatic Remix)
- In Our Nature (Landberg & Skogehall Mix)
- Storm (Pocketknife's TuBa 303 Remix)
- José González – vocals, guitar
- Yukimi Nagano – backing vocals
- Erik Bodin – percussion
- Håkan Wirenstrand – synthesiser
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- "In Our Nature - Jose Gonzalez". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- "British album certifications – José González – In our nature". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type In our nature in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.