First Watch: Glen Hansard, 'Winning Streak'

June 30, 2015 1:03 PM

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Glen Hansard's career stretches back more than a quarter of a century; in fact, his band The Frames celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In that time, Hansard has won an Oscar for the song "Falling Slowly" — alongside Marketa Irglova, his co-star in the film Once — and made several albums with Irglova as The Swell Season. Most recently, he launched a solo career with 2012's Rhythm & Repose.

On Sept. 18, Hansard will release that album's follow-up, Didn't He Ramble. Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) produced the record, which features guest appearances by Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, Sam Amidon and others. The first available taste of the record, "Winning Streak," is a charmingly easygoing tr...

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