New song from The Swell Season

An Israeli movie blog, Cinemascope, is claiming to have the brand new track from Oscar-darlings (yes, this is what we are required to call them) Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

According to them, their new tune “One More Word” was recorded for an Israeli boy-meets-girl film, Strangers. ?

Hansard and Irglova (aka The Swell Season) recorded the track in early February 2008, two weeks before they won the Oscar for ?Once?. The song, as well the entire score for the movie, was written by Israeli musician Eyal Leon Katzav. Czech director Jan Hrebejk, who used Hansard?s songs in his previous film, introduced Hansrad to Nattiv and Tadmor. They sent him the song, he loved it and agreed to sing it. A week later he and Irglova recorded the song in a Czech studio, and then flew to the Los Angeles to win the Oscar. Tadmor tells him that Hansard loved the fact that ?Strangers? was produced in a similar fashion to that of ?Once? and wanted to support the movie. Tadmor and Nattiv now plan to shoot Hansard and Irglova for the music video of the song.

You’ll have to head to Cinemascope to listen, but it’s certainly worth it.? The new tune sounds nothing like “Falling Slowly.”? Whereas that song swooned, this one sounds like an Middle Eastern pop song.? It’s downbeat, has some nice guitar picking, but is just as emotional.? Glen Hansard is the real deal.

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