Sometime Frames and Swell Seasons man Glen Hansard has returned with a new album, Between Two Shores, which dropped last Friday (January 19th) on Anti-. From it he’s revealed a new video for the albums opening track ‘Roll on Slow’. It’s a mixup of folk rock and brass heavy soul, akin in a way to Joe Cocker – in that his voice is always the real star, portraying as it does, a real soul and feeling for the music.

The accompanying animated video was 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.” Kabat told NPR, “In terms of story we wanted to convey the vibe of a solo night out in New York. Getting kicked out of bars and hanging out in front of liquor stores ‘til sunrise just to escape from your own demons.”

Check it out, here

Next month, Hansard embarks on a European tour in support of Between Two Shores, beginning at the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 9th. See below for the full list of shows; tickets available via glenhansardmusic.com.

February 9th – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
February 10th – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg (Ronda) SOLD OUT
February 11th – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg (Ronda) SOLD OUT
February 13th – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
February 14th – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
February 16th – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus
February 18th – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
February 20th – Berlin, DE @ Admiralpalast SOLD OUT
February 21st – Berlin, DE @ Admiralpalast
February 23rd – Prague, CZ @ Divaldi Theatre SOLD OUT
February 25th – Brno, CZ @ Sono Centrum SOLD OUT