ACCLAIMED SWEDISH SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST RETURNS WITH FIRST NEW SONG IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS
Visionary singer-songwriter-guitarist José González has announced today’s premiere of his first new song in more than five years. “El Invento” is available today via Mute at all DSPs and streaming services. “El Invento” – which follows the 2015 release of González’s acclaimed third solo album, VESTIGES & CLAWS – marks the Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist’s only publicly released the song to feature lyrics in Spanish, for which he credits his young daughter with helping him during the writing process. The song is joined by a deeply thought-provoking lyric video streaming now on YouTube.
WATCH THE “EL INVENTO” LYRIC VIDEO
“Every now and then I try to write lyrics in Spanish,” González says. “This time I succeeded! I guess talking to Laura in Spanish every day helped. I started writing ‘El Invento’ in the fall of 2017 when Laura was born and finished it seven months later. The song is about the questions – who we are, where we’re going, and why? Who can we thank for our existence? Historically, most traditions have invented answers to these questions. Thereof the name of the song: The Invention (god).”