“You were restless, I was somewhere less secure.”
Everybody who is anybody knows and appreciates the earnest brilliance and labour-of-love intensity of Frames frontman Glen Hansard. The brilliance is only amplified when you add long time musical collaborator, Once costar, and former Czech girlfriend Marketa Irglova. Together they are the Swell Season. Glen still totes his barely-there guitar, and Marketa adds her signature airy vocal and piano accompaniment. The new album, Strict Joy, hits shelves on October 27th. Until then, you’re advised to pick up the duo’s self titled debut and the ever incredible Once soundtrack.