José González Has Shared His First New Song in Half a Decade
Listen to the Swedish artist's "El Invento"
Published Feb 17, 2021It's been five years since José González released one of his delightfully hushed folk-pop tunes, but today the Swedish performer has finally returned with a new song.
The track "El Invento" marks the first Gonzélez tune to be sung entirely in Spanish.
"Every now and then I try to write lyrics in Spanish — this time I succeeded!" he said. "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 a brand new music video for "El Invento" below, where non-Spanish speakers can follow along to the lyrics with English subtitles.