José González Returns with "El Invento," His First New Single in Five Years

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Janice Headley
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Swedish singer/songwriter José González returns today with his first new single in five years, titled "El Invento." The tender track is his first-ever song to feature lyrics in Spanish, which he says was inspired by his young daughter, Laura. He explains, "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).”

Watch the beautifully-shot lyric video below (which features English translations), and revisit his stunning KEXP in-studio session with the String Theory from 2019.

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