Exactly six years ago today, on February 17th 2015, José González released his last album, Vestiges & Claws. Today, he returns with new single ‘El Invento’.
First conceived in Grez-sur-Loing, France in 2018 before being finished in his Swedish home, the track finds José singing for the first time in Spanish, the native tongue of his Argentinian heritage. The track was recently debuted during a live performance in December as part of the 2020 Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies.
Speaking of the track, which is inspired by the birth of his daughter, José says: “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).”