Friday, August 20, 2010

Indie,Folk,Rock and Alternative: Glen Hansard

What happens when you leave school at the age of 13 and start playing the guitar, singing songs for bystanders?
Well either you turn out to be a "Broken Hearted Hoover Sucker Guy" or you turn out to be an accomplished Irish singer named Glen Hansard.

I first heard his music in the movie "Once". It won "World Cinema Audience Award" at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The song "Falling Slowly" is probably one of the best featured in the movie, it was co-written by the actors/singers. A beautiful song about love and hope. 

The other notable song from the movie, and one which i think really showcases the talent that Glen possesses is "When Your Mind's Made Up". A really inspiring song, with an extraordinary intensity by Glen Hansard. You have got to listen to this!

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