Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Swell Season - "Low Rising"

I love this video--not at all how I imagined the song!

If you saw the movie "Once", then you know about this great duo, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. They won an Oscar in 2008 for Best Original Song, "Falling Slowly", in the video below.

There's some backstory to these two: Glen was part of an Irish band called The Frames but they're now The Swell Season with Marketa. Mar and Glen did have a relationship but are now friends, so their new album "Strict Joy" is somewhat of the work of breaking up. There may not be another bunch of fantastic songs from these two but then what do you expect after a movie entitled "Once"? The second album (after the soundtrack) is grace, if you ask me. And brilliant grace it is.

1 comment:

Mystical Seeker said...

I loved "Once", and saw them perform in San Francisco a short while after the movie came out. Glen Hansard has Irish charm is undeniable, and the songs they perform are great.