- 26 Jul 23
Watch the Myle O'Reilly-directed video for the album's first track below.
Following the release of This Wild Willing in 2019, Glen Hansard is set to return on October 20 with his eagerly anticipated new album, All That Was East Is West Of Me Now – announced today, alongside the lead single 'The Feast Of St. John', featuring Warren Ellis.
The track – featuring Warren Ellis (violin), Ruth O’Mahony-Brady (keyboards, vocals), Joseph Doyle (bass, vocals), Earl Harvin (drums, percussion), and David Odlum (guitar) – has been released with an accompanying music video, directed by Myles O'Reilly, and filmed on location in Malinima Art Studio and Gallery in Lucca, Italy.
Set to be released on ANTI Records, All That Was East Is West Of Me Now will be Glen's first new album in four years, and is available to pre-order now here.
Back in December 2021, the Dublin singer-songwriter spoke to Hot Press about working on a new album.
“I’m in the middle of it,” he revealed. “I’m working on it everyday right now, at home. Before that, I was in Italy with my band. We’ve always worked best when we’ve just gone to a house – a place where you’re available to the music all day long.
“I’m kind of going back to stuff I thought I’d left behind,” he continued. “Big electric guitars. It’s actually more in the area of The Frames. I’ve just missed playing with a band so much over the past two years. It’s still raw as hell right now. It’s all one take, straight band stuff. I was touring with a big band for a long while, but now I’ve gone right back to bass, drums, guitar and piano. And I’m loving it. There’s always that classic irony, where the less people you have, the bigger it can sound – because you’re listening to every note, and every note means something.”
Read the full interview here.
Watch the video for 'The Feast Of St. John' below:
All That Was East Is West Of Me Now artwork: