Marking his third solo album, singer-songwriter
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will release Between Two Shores on January 19, 2018 via Anti-. Following up 2015s GRAMMY nominated Didnt He Ramble,
and his 2012 solo debut Rhythm and Repose, the ten-track collection was produced by Hansard himself for the first time. The
culmination of more than six years of writing and recording, Between Two Shores came together in only a matter of weeks.
This past March, Hansard booked himself time at Black Box Studios in France with the original idea of taking inventory of
his songbook. Working again with former Frames bandmate and producer David Odlum, Hansard was in search of a direction for
his next record. As he trove through his previous sessions, various ideas and home recordings, a sketch of an unplanned
record began to take shape.
The aptly titled Setting Forth became the catalyst for the direction Hansard hoped to achieve with Between Two
Shores. Recorded with drummer extraordinaire Brian Blade and members of his Fellowship Band the song tackles themes
of self-doubt in a time when its impossible not to be riddled with uncertainty. The albums lead track Time
Will be the Healer is a hopeful plea to a forlorn lover that also speaks to the way forward in the current social climate.
Indeed, it would be impossible not to in some way address the politics of the day, which Hansard does in Wheels on Fire
and its refrain of We will overcome!