When Irish singer Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová fell in love on the big screen in the 2007 hit "Once," audiences swooned over the passionate and fragile acoustic music the couple made together in the film, which mirrored, reflected and fictionalized their lives."To this day, people get confused as to where the lines are," Irglová said.The soundtrack to "Once" sold 750,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sound Scan, and one of its tunes, "Falling Slowly," went on to win an Academy Award for original song.
The singer-songwriters, who charmed millions of moviegoers with their surprise indie hit film "Once" in 2007, are back with a new album called "Strict Joy" (Anti-) which delivers a slew of songs about past love.
Fans of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, stars and star-crossed lovers of the hit indie musical film "Once," might know that the Academy-Award winning couple embarked on a real life romance during the original promotional tour for that film.
He was pushing 40 and she was barely out of her teenage years, but the two created some beautiful music together, starting up a band, The Swell Season, and touring all over the world.
See more » As I've posted previously I don't really like musicals, never have, generally waayyy too cheesy for my tastes.
But in the absence of something else that drew our attention we went to see Once. We went mostly, I suppose, as we'd seen Glen Hansard and the Frames playing before and they were great so we thought the movie couldn't be too bad.
Impressed, he invited her to play with him at several other gigs.