As previously reported, Glen Hansard is set to release his solo debut, Rhythm and Repose, on June 19. The album will be Hansard’s first LP since The Swell Season’s 2009 album Strict Joy. Rhythm and Repose was recorded by Patrick Dillett, who has worked with David Byrne and Laurie Anderson, and was produced by Thomas Bartlett, who has worked with The National and Antony and the Johnsons.
Today Hansard released his first peek at the album with the single “Philander,” which is Rhythm and Repose’s 10th track. The song is a loose, keyboard-heavy reflection on a relationship gone sour. The clip, which features a lonely Hansard killing time in a London flat, was directed by Conor Masterson, who has worked with Hansard and the Swell Season as a photographer.
In an email interview, Masterson told NPR: “Because Glen is such a natural performer we tried to make the set as real as possible so we propped with a mixture of found objects man-made and natural and built in the corner of a yard of an old house in London that has rich music hall history.”
Check out the clip below.