The Swell Season is an album by Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová. It is the first album that Hansard, the singer for The Frames, has released independently of his band.
The project came about after Glen and Marketa were approached by the Czech film director Jan Hřebejk while touring in the Czech Republic, and were asked by him to record songs for his upcoming film Beauty in Trouble.
Some of the tracks on this album have appeared on other recordings – the track ‘Falling Slowly’ and ‘When Your Minds Made Up’ on The Frames‘ album The Cost, and ‘Falling Slowly’, ‘When Your Mind’s Made Up’, ‘Lies’ and ‘Leave’ on the Once soundtrack.
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