Oscar Award winner Glen Hansard will release his new album ‘Didn’t He Ramble’ in September.
The album will be the first in three years for Irish born Hansard, who is also the lead singer for Ireland’s The Frames an half of the duo The Swell Season.
“I feel I’ve really dug deep for these songs, and I’ve been chasing specific ideas asking myself ‘what is it I’m trying to say with this line or idea?’ One would hope that through all of this that you find your voice. And, amazingly, you might find it in the smallest gesture of a song,” Hansard said in a statement.
Hansard won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Falling Slowly by The Swell Season from the ‘Once’ soundtrack in 2007. ‘Once’ was created into a Braodway show in 2013 and went on to win eight Tony Awards.
The lead song off the album is ‘Winning Streak’. The video was directed by Braden King. “Glen and I talked a lot about the way in which every life is a fight, a struggle. No matter who you are. No matter what you do. They’re all different and they all never end. For me, the song is about that struggle we all face in our own ways and about who has your back along the way. There is no end to it. We may get momentary rests along the way but they are fleeting. We all have to get up again and get back into the ring. And you know, sometimes, those who are the hardest on us are the ones who get us through. The way this turned out, the song kind of became the spirit of this place, the blood running through all these boxers veins. And I love the way in which Glen haunts and inspires it all”, he said.
1. Grace Beneath the Pines
2. Wedding Ring
3. Winning Streak
4. Her Mercy
5. McCormack’s Wall
6. Lowly Deserter
7. Paying My Way
8. My Little Ruin
9. Just to Be the One
10. Stay the Road
‘Didn’t He Ramble’ will be released through Anti-Records on September 18, 2015.
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