Band : Glen Hansard
Album : Between Two Shores
VÖ : 19.01.2018
Label : ANTI- / Indigo
Website : glenhansardmusic.com/
his third solo album, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard will release
Between Two Shores on January 19, 2018 via Anti-.
Following up 2015’s GRAMMY nominated Didn’t He Ramble, and his 2012 solo
debut Rhythm and Repose, the ten-track collection was produced by
Hansard himself for the first time. The culmination of more than six
years of writing and recording, Between Two Shores came together in only
a matter of weeks.
This past March, Hansard booked himself time at Black Box Studios in
France with the original idea of taking inventory of his songbook.
Working again with former Frames bandmate and producer David Odlum,
Hansard was in search of a direction for his next record. As he trove
through his previous sessions, various ideas and home recordings, a
sketch of an unplanned record began to take shape.
The aptly titled “Setting Forth” became the catalyst for the direction
Hansard hoped to achieve with Between Two Shores. Recorded with drummer
extraordinaire Brian Blade and members of his Fellowship Band the song
tackles themes of self-doubt in a time when it’s impossible not to be
riddled with uncertainty. The album’s lead track “Time Will be the
Healer” is a hopeful plea to a forlorn lover that also speaks to the way
forward in the current social climate. Indeed, it would be impossible
not to in some way address the politics of the day, which Hansard does
in “Wheels on Fire” and its refrain of “We will overcome!”