Glen Hansard has just released Between Two Shores and has a new official music video for the album’s opening track, “Roll On Slow” You will love this “gorgeous animated video, it fantastically captures the new song’s buoyant swells and notes of alienated longing.”
Hansard described his inspiration for Roll On Slow, it “was written while I was living in a former women’s refuge called the Florence Mission on Bleeker Street in NYC. My girlfriend was away in Europe and I was drinking too much.”
“I was walking home from the Jonathan Swift bar at dawn, which was happening a few too many mornings in a row. The song is simply about missing your girl and being unable to take care of yourself.”
Directed by Piotr Kabat, “The video attempts to bridge the gap between animation and film. While it’s entirely hand-drawn, the organic and grainy look is inspired by classical movies shot on film.”
Hansard embarks on a European tour in support of Between Two Shores, beginning at the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 9th. You can pick up tickets at glenhansardmusic.com.