the swell season

Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Czech pianist/singer/songwriter Marketa Irglova have always been a favorite duo of mine. They recently played in my former home of Cleveland, and I am quite bummed I missed the chance to see them live.

Together they create some of the most haunting melodies and memorable lyrics. Here is a live version of Marketa singing her new song "Crossroads," which is said to be "part Joni Mitchell, part Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata." The description had me at Joni.

I look forward to their upcoming compositions, but their old work never tires me. Fantasy Man and Gold are tracks I can replay repeatedly, yet still reveal a newfound meaning.

Simply, swell.

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