“For this record, I spent more time on the songwriting than ever before. I did my best to get myself out of the way and let the words do the work.
A lot of self-editing and reworking of words, ideas. At the same time, I need to believe what I’m writing, or why would the listener believe it?
But he remains seemingly unaffected or driven by fame, perhaps staying true to his humble beginnings as a busker on the streets of Dublin.
IRGLOVÁ: I don’t think we had time to recover from the whirlwind until a couple months ago. EW: So, looking to the future, will there be more Swell Season CDs? The name of the band suggests it’s a seasonal thing.
Mar, thankfully, was very grounding in that, because she’s younger and had been taking everything in her stride…You think that what you do after you win an award is break open some champagne and take a holiday. EW: Did you feel pressure to follow up the success of ? But it’s good to get back to doing what we do, which is making music. At least for me, what you put out is only a reflection of what’s on the inside. EW: Glen, do you still play that same beat-up acoustic guitar in concert?
EW: The music on this album, at least from a listener’s perspective, is emotional to listen to. So yes, they are very much inspired by what we’ve been going through emotionally. But when we’ve been talking about this record, there’s been a lot of comment about “breakup album.” And yes, of course it is. But clearly we don’t have too much of a problem with each other, because we’re sitting here doing this.
In 2007, Irglová co-starred in the indie film Once.
Irglová co-wrote many of the songs for the film including "Falling Slowly", which received an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Is it a little weird to watch an actor who's essentially playing you playing yourself?