José González is back with his first new music in six years – listen to ‘El Invento’ below.
The last album of the Argentine-Swedish singer-songwriter, ‘Vestiges & Claws’, was released in February 2015.
Performing his long-awaited return, González today (February 17) offered his first song in Spanish in the form of “El Invento”, a delicate acoustic number inspired by the birth of his young daughter.
“Every now and then I try to write texts in Spanish – this time I succeeded! I guess he talked to Laura in Spanish every day, “he explained. “I started writing ‘El Invento’ around 2017 when she was born.
“The song talks about questions – who are we, where are we going and why? To whom can we thank for our existence? Historically, most traditions have invented answers to these questions. Hence the name of the song: The Invention (god). “
González first started working on a single in Grez-sur-Loing, France in 2018, before finishing it at his home in Sweden. Debbie performed the song live in December during the 2020 Nobel Prize ceremony.
Following a relaxed lyrical video, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson, he finds a musician relaxing on a wooden chair in front of his house. You can look at the clip above.
‘El Invento’ arrives as González signs a new record deal with City Slang. Details of the potential new album have not yet been released.
Back in 2018, José González performed a sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.