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listen hear! José González shares "El Invento" his first new song in over 5 years

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Argentinian-Swedish singer-songwriter José González returns with his first new studio recording in over 5 years! “El Invento” is a delicate acoustic number inspired by the birth of his daughter Laura. It’s also his first-ever Spanish language track.

He credits Laura with helping him during the writing process. He says, “Every now and then I try to write lyrics in Spanish - this time I succeeded! I guess talking to Laura in Spanish everyday helped. I started writing ‘El Invento’ around 2017. She was 7 months old then. The song is about the questions - who we are, where we’re going and why? Who can we thank for our existence? Historically, most traditions have invented answers to these questions. Thereof the name of the song: The Invention (god).”


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John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org