The Swell Season (those cute 'Once' stars) release new single 'Low Rising: Worth the wait | EW.com

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The Swell Season (those cute 'Once' stars) release new single 'Low Rising: Worth the wait

It’s felt like forever waiting to hear new music from the Oscar-winning duo Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Now the pair are back with a new song, continuing their musical partnership even though they ended their romantic relationship earlier this year. Their new album, Strict Joy, is slated for late October. IFC.com has the track, “Low Rising,” available for a first listen. The tune, which has a more jazzy, up-tempo sound than Once fans might expect, is a welcome return. Our only gripe? More Marketa, please! The singer almost fades into the background here.

Take a listen and tell us what you think. Are you enjoying The Swell Season’s new sound. How does it compare to “Falling Slowly” (which you can watch them perform on Letterman below)?

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Originally posted September 3 2009 — 11:45 AM EDT

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