In Our Nature

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For the Blue Rodeo album, see In Our Nature (Blue Rodeo album). For the 2012 film, see In Our Nature (film).
In Our Nature
Studio album by José González
Released 24 September 2007
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Indie, folk
Length 33:08
Label Mute Records
Producer José González
José González chronology
In Our Nature
Vestiges and Claws
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars link
Yahoo music 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) link
Q 3/5 stars (October 2007, p.98) 3/5 stars link
Time Off 4/5 stars link

In Our Nature is the second album by Swedish singer-songwriter José González. It was released on 24 September 2007 on Peacefrog Records in the UK and Imperial Recordings in Sweden. It was released September 25, 2007 by Mute Records in the United States.

The album's lyrics address the human condition, or the nature that the title refers to. Though the sonic palette features classical guitar and vocal melody, as in his debut Veneer, it is occasionally expanded. Hand claps, backing vocals and synthesizer are some notable additions.

In Sweden, the first single was "Killing for Love", whereas in the rest of Europe it was "Down the Line". Both singles came with the same B-side, a cover of "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat. The second single released was "Teardrop" (backed with the exclusive instrumental B-side "Four Forks Ache"), and the third single was another split--"Killing for Love" in the UK, and "Down the Line" in Sweden. Both singles came with the same B-side, "Neon Lights".

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by José González, except where noted.

  1. "How Low" – 2:40
  2. "Down the Line" – 3:11
  3. "Killing for Love" – 3:03
  4. "In Our Nature" – 2:43
  5. "Teardrop" (Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Elizabeth Fraser) – 3:33
  6. "Abram" – 1:48
  7. "Time to Send Someone Away" (González, Matthias Bergqvist) – 2:48
  8. "The Nest" (González, Yukimi Nagano) – 2:24
  9. "Fold" – 2:55
  10. "Cycling Trivialities" – 8:09
  11. "You're an Animal" – 4:18 (iTunes-only bonus track)


  • "Down the Line" (10 September 2007) (UK)
  • "Killing for Love" (19 September 2007) (Sweden)
  • "Teardrop" (12 November 2007)
  • "Down the Line" (20 February 2008) (Sweden)
  • "Killing for Love" (7 April 2008) (UK)

Remix EP[edit]

  1. Killing for Love (Todd Terje Brokeback Mix)
  2. How Low (Pechenga Nord-Norska Mix)
  3. Killing for Love (Beatfanatic Remix)
  4. In Our Nature (Landberg & Skogehall Mix)
  5. Storm (Pocketknife's TuBa 303 Remix)



  1. ^ "In Our Nature - Jose Gonzalez". Retrieved 29 October 2014.