Glen Hansard says "perfect songs" are a lot like prayers
You may know Glen Hansard as lead singer and guitarist for The Frames, or half of the wildly-popular folk duo The Swell Season, or as the driving force behind Oscar and Tony-award winning musical Once.
But today he's here in his most direct and essential form: as a solo artist.
Hansard joins Shad to preview his moving and gritty new record Didn't He Ramble and to discuss the importance of positivity and vulnerability in his songwriting. He also shares why he didn't include the "most important" song in the album, how "perfect songs" resemble prayers, and how he feels about being known as "the dude that wrote Falling Slowly from Once".
Didn't He Ramble is set for release on September 18th. (But you can stream it now via CBC Music!)
Note: the audio posted here is an uncut, web-only version of the broadcast interview.
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