Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly

Posted: June 23, 2009 by fievel in Labels:

Since the splitting up of Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová might just be the best duo to look out for. Glen Hansard, notably, is also the lead from the band, The Frames.

The Swell Season originally refers to the 2006 album by Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová. Since their mutual rise to prominence after starring in the 2007 film, "Once"(check out the movie trailer!), they increasingly referred to themselves as "The Swell Season" in promotion of their performances until it has unambiguously become the formal name of their collaboration in 2008.

This song actually won the unlikely duo an academy award for best original song.