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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 on 25 September 2007 by Mute Records in the United States.

In Our Nature
Studio album by
Released24 September 2007
GenreIndie, folk
LabelMute Records
ProducerJosé González
José González chronology
In Our Nature
Vestiges & Claws
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars link
Yahoo music4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(7.8/10) link
Q3/5 stars (October 2007, p.98)
stv.tv3/5 stars link
Time Off4/5 stars link

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 listingEdit

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
7."Time to Send Someone Away" (González, Matthias Bergqvist)2:48
8."The Nest" (González, Yukimi Nagano)2:24
10."Cycling Trivialities"8:09
11."You're an Animal" (iTunes-only bonus track)4:18


  • "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 EPEdit

  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)



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[2] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "In Our Nature - Jose Gonzalez". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "British album certifications – José González – In our nature". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type In our nature in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.