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Glen Hansard announces ‘The Wild Willing’ (stream “I’ll Be You, Be Me”)

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Glen Hansard will release his fourth solo album, The Wild Willing, on April 12 via ANTI-. “This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads,” says Glen. “Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder.” He worked on these songs in Paris, and recorded at Black Box studios with a band that includes Iranian musicians the Khoshravesh brothers, Glen’s long-time collaborators Joe Doyle and ROMY, as well as Dublin electronic musicians Deasy and Dunk Murphy (Sunken Foal). The first single is the cinematic, highly orchestrated “I’ll Be You, Be Me” which Glen advises, “on first listen, please turn it up loud in your headphones!” Do that below.

There’s no word on a North American tour for Glen as of yet, but he’s part of the lineup for the Tribute to Van Morrison at Carnegie Hall in March. He has announced European tour for the spring — all dates, plus album art and tracklist, below.

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This Wild Willing tracklist:
1. I’ll Be You, Be Me
2. Don’t Settle
3. Fools Game
4. Race To The Bottom
5. The Closing Door
6. Brother’s Keeper
7. Mary
8. Threading Water
9. Weight of the World
10. Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now
11. Good Life Of Song
12. Leave A Light

Glen Hansard – 2019 Tour Dates
3/7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
3/8 – Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
3/21 – New York, NY – Michael Dorf Presents The Music of Van Morrison
3/29 – Pelham, TN – PBS Bluegrass Underground Live Tapings at the Caverns
4/9 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
4/10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
4/12 – Derry, United Kingdom – St. Columb’s Hall
4/13 – Derry, United Kingdom – St. Columb’s Hall
4/15 – London, United Kingdom – Barbican Centre
4/16 – London, United Kingdom – Barbican Centre
4/27 – Paris, France – Casino de Paris
4/29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
4/30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
5/2 – Kobenhavn, Denmark – Amager Bio / BETA
5/4 – Stockholm, Sweden – Skandiascenen
5/6 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
5/8 – Cologne, Germany – Kőlner Philharmonie
5/9 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany – Alte Oper
5/11 – Brno-žabovřesky, Czech Republic – 5th Anniversary of SONO Centrum
5/13 – Warszawa, Poland – Palladium
5/14 – Warszawa, Poland – Palladium
5/16 – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
5/17 – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
5/19 – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast

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