Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist José González has shared “El Invento,” the singer/songwriter’s new single, is out today via Mute. “El Invento” follows the 2015 release of González’s LP VESTIGES & CLAWS. The song is his only publicly released song to feature lyrics in Spanish, for which he credits his young daughter with helping him during the writing process. The song is accompanied lyric video streaming now on YouTube.
“Every now and then I try to write lyrics in Spanish – this time I succeeded! I guess talking to Laura in Spanish every day helped. I started writing ‘El Invento’ around 2017 when she was born. The song is about the questions – who we are, where we’re going and why? Whom can we thank for our existence? Historically, most traditions have invented answers to these questions. Thereof the name of the song: The Invention (god).”
Gonzalez’s most recent release, 2018’s JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ & THE STRING THEORY LIVE IN EUROPE, collects music recorded during his acclaimed 2017 European tour with maverick orchestra The String Theory. The album includes stirringly original performances of songs originally found on González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut VENEER, 2007’s IN OUR NATURE, and 2015’s VESTIGES & CLAWS, as well as new renditions of his already unique versions of “Heartbeats” and Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.”