Recently our Managing Producer Desiré Moses shared one of our favorite new songs with NPR Music for their Heavy Rotation series. See the full list of 16 songs that Public Radio can’t get enough of on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation page or scroll down to read Desiré’s thoughts on “El Invento” the gorgeous new ballad by José González.
José González, “El Invento”
Arriving six years after the release of his third solo album, José González’s new single, “El Invento,” marks a rebirth of sorts. Tapping into his Argentinian roots, “El Invento” (“The Invention”) is Gonzalez’s first song in Spanish. Although the track captures the warmth and sentimentality of past solo efforts (as well as projects with his band Junip), it does so with a fresh perspective. Over finger-picked guitar, Gonzalez explores the existential, as he views the world through his young daughter’s eyes. The result is a stunning rumination on the source and purpose of human existence. —Desiré Moses, WNRN