Glen Hansard confirms romantic split

Glen Hansard has confirmed rumours that he’s no longer romantically involved with his Swell Season partner Marketa Irglova.

“It did become a real relationship,” Glen tells the Sydney Morning Herald ahead of their three night run in the Sydney Opera House. “I think it was just a very natural part of what we were doing together. We had made the film (Once). We had gone through so much with the Oscar. Of course, we fell into each other's arms. It was a very necessary part of our friendship but I think we both concluded that that wasn't what we really wanted to do. So we're not together now. We’re just really good friends.”

Hansard also reveals that they’ve recorded a second Swell Season album, which they might release independently.

“I’m trying to keep the simple philosophy that The Frames have always had,” he reflects. "I don't want to start signing to a major label when I’m 38. Right now I’m trying to figure out the best deal for us.”


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