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Glen Hansard Shares a Video for “Don’t Settle”

This Wild Willing Out Now via ANTI-

May 23, 2019
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Glen Hansard released a new album, This Wild Willing, back in April via ANTI- (stream it here). Now he has shared a Nadia Genet-directed video for the album's "Don't Settle." Watch it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Hansard had this to say about the song in a press release: "It sounds slightly different to the rest of the songs because it was recorded on the road. On my mind were such musicians and writers as Shane McGowan, Lisa O'Neill, Woody Guthrie, James Baldwin, David Keenan, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan. The line 'No envy, no anger, no cruelty, no regrets' comes from a conversation I once had with Liam Clancy who told me a great Bob Dylan story, in which he used that line as advice to the young giant. It always stayed with me."

Read our recent interview with Hansard on This Wild Willing.

Previously he shared The Wild Willing's first single, "I'll Be You, Be Me," which was one of our Songs of the Week. Then he shared another song from the album, the six-minute long "Fool's Game" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). La Blogothèque also produced a documentary on Hansard shot in Paris that featured Hansard performing two additional songs from the album: "Don't Settle" and "Race to the Bottom." Then we premiered the video for "Fool's Game." Then he shared a self-directed video for the album's "Brother's Keeper."

This Wild Willing was "conceived in Paris" and recorded at Black Box studios with producer David Odlum. The album also features classically-trained Iranian musicians the Khoshravesh brothers, long-time Hansard associates Joe Doyle (bass) and ROMY (piano, vocals, string arrangements), and Dublin electronic musicians Deasy and Dunk Murphy (Sunken Foal). Hansard, of course, is also in The Frames and The Swell Season and, alongside Markéta Irglová, won an Academy Award for Best Song for "Falling Slowly" from the film Once that Hansard and Irglová both starred in.

Hansard had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads. Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder." 

Glen Hansard Tour Dates: 

5/29 - Boston, MA - The Orpheum
5/31 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
6/1 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
6/3 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
9/4 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
9/6 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
9/7 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater & Ballroom
9/9 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
9/10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
9/12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues New Orleans
9/13 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
9/14 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
9/16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
9/17 - Santa Fe, NM - Lensic Performing Arts Center
9/19 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
9/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater
9/22 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
9/24 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
9/25 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/27 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
9/28 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Music Festival

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