Lead vocalist of Ireland's The Frames and part of folk rock duo The Swell Season, Glen Hansard has released his debut solo album 'Rhythm and Repose' on Anti-Records accompanied by single 'Love Don't Leave Me Waiting'.
The single has been released with a heartwarming music video which was filmed when Glen was on vacation in Jamaica entertaining the enthusiastic local people on his acoustic guitar. The track has a very modern folk feel with a hint of Caribbean sound. The soft drum beats and melodic horns coupled with Glen's raw and charismatic vocal makes easy listening to anyone.
It wouldn't be overly confident to assume the album will be a success since Glen has already won an Academy Award for The Swell Season's song 'Falling Slowly' which was named Best Original Song for its use in the soundtrack for the romantic musical film 'Once' in which he starred. The film has since opened on Broadway to excellent reviews and receipt of 8 Tony awards. New York Times fondly revealed, 'What was always wonderful about 'Once', its songs and its staging, has been magnified.'
'Rhythm and Repose' was written after Glen's one and a half years living in New York and is his first album since The Swell Season's 'Strict Joy' back in 2009. Recorded by Patrick Dillett and produced by Thomas Bartlett, the record will be well showcased his forthcoming UK tour supporting Eddie Vedder.
Glen Hansard HAS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
06 July - Wiesen (AT) - Harvest Of Art Festival - Tickets
20 July - Sittersdorf (AT) - Acoustic Lakeside Festival - Tickets
24 July - Amsterdam (NL) - De Duif - Tickets
25 July - Amsterdam (NL) - Carre Theater - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
26 July - Amsterdam (NL) - Carre Theater - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
28 July - Manchester (UK) - O2 Apollo - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
30 July - London (UK) - HMV Hammersmith - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
31 July - London (UK) - HMV Hammersmith - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
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