Singer/songwriter José González has released his first new song in five years. Today he’s shared “El Invento,” in the form of a new video directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. It’s a hypnotic and gentle track with lyrics in Spanish, with a simple video depicting the artist waking up, getting a cup of coffee and sitting outside, his serenity being broken only by the sound of a baby bird.
González says about the song in a press release, “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 “El Invento” video below.
José González’s “Killing For Love” is featured on our list, Mute Records: 40 Essential Tracks.