Acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Hansard’s new video for “My Little Ruin” is premiering now at The Daily Beast.
Watch the video here: http://thebea.st/1P9VSaC
The footage was captured the week of release at an impromptu house show organized by Hansard through a series of tweets. Set in a crumbling Georgian town house on Dublin’s northside, the setting was made all the more intimate given there was no amplification—just the glow of instruments and voices. “My Little Ruin” is taken from Hansard’s latest album Didn’t He Ramble, out now via Anti- Records.
Didn’t He Ramble continues to receive critical acclaim:
“The central ingredient remains Hansard’s worn but wonderfully flexible voice, which sounds as kind and expressive as ever, with warmth to match the songs he sings.”—NPR Music
“Didn’t He Ramble evokes a feeling similar to one of Van Morrison’s Celtic-soul fever dreams, burnishing the prevailing sense of romantic fatalism with some low-key bravado on the standout track ‘Winning Streak’ (a kissing cousin to Bob Dylan’s early-Seventies’ chestnut ‘Forever Young’).”—Rolling Stone
“If his instrumentation feels calmer than earlier, perhaps more spontaneous work, it’s because he’s now concentrating on turning up the volume of his words. Lyrics are pointed as Hansard’s often require more than an acoustic guitar.”—Paste
“Didn’t He Ramble offers up prayers to friends and family—and not with mere platitudes, but surges of white-hot honesty delivered in Hansard’s spoonful of sugar timbre.”—Consequence of Sound
In addition, Hansard is set to perform on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on November 6.
Hansard will support the new album on tour throughout North American this fall including stops at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Chicago Theatre in Chicago, the new Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and the Beacon Theater in New York City. See details below. Didn’t He Ramble was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens), a frequent collaborator of Hansard’s, and Grammy winner and former Frames band-mate David Odlum (Paloma Faith, Tinariwen). The album, which was recorded in New York, Dublin, Chicago and France, is Hansard’s most intimate and elegant record since his work in Once and features guest appearances by John Sheahan (Dubliners), Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) and Sam Amidon.
Glen Hansard is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the influential Irish group The Frames. Whether busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or headlining a gig, Hansard has garnered a reputation as an unparalleled frontman. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the Once soundtrack. In 2013, the Broadway adaptation, Once, The Musical, won eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize itself. His debut solo album Rhythm & Repose was released in 2012.
GLEN HANSARD LIVE
November 9 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall*
November 10 San Francisco, CA The Masonic*
November 12 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre*
November 13 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
November 14 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre*
November 16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre*
November 17 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater*
November 19 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre*
November 20 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre*
November 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre*
November 23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
November 24 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre*
November 25 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre*
November 27 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center†
November 28 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall†
November 30 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre†
December 1 New York, NY Beacon Theatre‡
*supported by Aoife O’Donovan
†supported by Richard Thompson
‡supported by August Wells