Updated: Mar 25, 2019
Fool’s Game is featured on Hansard’s upcoming fourth solo album This Wild Willing, set to be released April 12 via ANTI- Records. This Wild Willing marks an inflection point in his career, a turning where he marries the sonic inventiveness of the best of his work in his former band The Frames to the discipline he has found as a lyricist in his solo career.
Watch below for a sneak peek of two other new tracks, Race To The Bottom and Don't Settle, from the upcoming album; recorded in Paris for La Blogotheque.
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It is an album guided and formed by the twin totems of resolve and surrender – the resolve to see a thing through alongside a willingness to surrender, to trust in that which lies outside yourself – the other musicians in the room, your lover, your healer, and your audience.
“This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads,” Hansard said. “Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it, and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder. In this sense, some of these songs weren’t written in the traditional form; they were ideas followed to a conclusion. I want to thank all these great musicians for coming and giving these songs their best.”
This Wild Willing Track Listing
1. I’ll Be You, Be Me 2. Don’t Settle 3. Fool's Game 4. Race To The Bottom 5. The Closing Door 6. Brother’s Keeper 7. Mary 8. Threading Water 9. Weight of the World 10. Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now 11. Good Life Of Song 12. Leave A Light