The real-life romance that blossomed out of Oscar-winning indie "Once" is over.Glen Hansard confirmed he is no longer dating Marketa Irglova.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.
Admirers of this charming little film with its unresolved romantic tension may be interested to learn that, while promoting the movie, the stars became an item.
On the pair's recently released album, "Strict Joy," fans can hear their relationship disintegrating. I'd say a breakup is definitely in it, because that's the truth of the life that we've been living."Emotionally rich with an understated sonic daring, "Strict Joy" expands the Swell Season sound beyond the sparse beauty of the songs of "Once." Selections such as "Low Rising" and "The Rain" once again contrast Hansard's zealous vocals and Irglová's delicate backing harmonies but add in fuller arrangements with light orchestral flourishes."How I felt about the original Swell Season record is that it was beautiful, but it was quite black and white," Hansard said.
But Hansard contends that the collection is not necessarily a breakup record. "We wanted a bit of color and contrast in this record."The album was released on Silver Lake-based independent Anti-, an offshoot of Epitaph Records.
Or at least not entirely."I think it would be a lie to say it's not, but at the same time, I think it would be a lie to say that's what it is," he told The Times recently. The label has distributed multiple efforts from Hansard's Irish rock band the Frames, which gave it a leg up in its efforts to sign Swell Season after the Oscar win.
"The songs are about relationships, and I think it would be really crass of me and Mar to sit here and say we wrote every song about each other. Hansard and Irglová shied away from many post-Oscar offers.