Glen Hansard's 1st Ever Solo Album! Member of The Frames and The Swell Season!
"Once" Film Star and Soundtrack Co-Writer!
Acadamy Award Winner, Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter!
Includes Limited Time Free CD of Entire Album!
Glen Hansard’s journeyman career has so many fantastic stories, from his shy
film debut in The Commitments to the surprise success of his indie hit
film Once for which he won an Academy Award. Once, the Musical,
successfully opened on Broadway on March 18, 2012 to rave reviews, including the
New York Times who explains, “what was always wonderful about ‘Once,’ its
songs and its staging, has been magnified,” and talk of Tony Awards.
In between he has lifted audiences around the world with his spiritual, driven
performances, as the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for
the Irish group The Frames, who have established themselves as one of the
most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard garnered a reputation as not only an
unparalleled front man, but also for his dedicated following and his grounded,
real-life songs. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell
Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home
the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the
Once soundtrack. Hansard and Irglová continued the success of Once with the 2009
release Strict Joy under the namesake of The Swell Season. Whether he’s busking
the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or at the Hollywood Bowl, Hansard
is always earnest and in-the-moment.
Now Glen Hansard is finally where he wants to be, with no intervening structure
between him and his audience. Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter
Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose. Hansard
has stripped away the emotional layers to reach a core, a core that shines
through in songs like “Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting” with its easy, Muscle Shoals
vibe. There is also a new power of feeling on songs like “Philander,” with
Hansard capturing a vocal intensity live in the studio we have not heard from
him before. And this is Glen Hansard’s time. Glen contributed two songs to the
season’s hottest blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, which features
Glen performing under his own name, and as a writer for Maroon Five’s track
“Come Away From the Water.” Glen has also toured extensively with Eddie
Vedder, often joining Vedder on stage for spirited duets. Hansard is poised
to join his heroes Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as a musical icon, and this is the
album on which he finally puts his name.
Rhythm and Repose is a result of Hansard’s last year and a half of living in New
York City. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay,
Laurie Anderson) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National, Antony
and the Johnsons). The record features the musical talents of Brad Albetta
(Martha Wainwright) on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Nico Muhly and Rob Moose on
strings (Bon Iver, Y Music), David Mansfield on slide guitar (Dylan’s Rolling
Thunder Tour), Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen touring band) and half of Bruce
Springsteen’s current horn section. Assisting on vocals are Cristin Milioti
(Once, The Musical), Sam Amidon, Marketa Irglova and Aida Shahghasemi (Marketa
Irglova touring band).
• Vinyl LP
• Member of The Swell Season and The Frames
• Academy Award Winner for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" from 'Once'
• Twice Nominated for 2008 Grammy Awards for 'Once' Soundtrack
• Limited Time Free CD of Entire Album
1. You Will Become
2. Maybe Not Tonight
3. Talking with the Wolves
4. High Hope
5. Bird of Sorrow
6. The Storm, It's Coming
7. Love Don't Leave Me Waiting
8. What Are We Gonna Do
11. Song of Good Hope