No one is allowed to break my heart except Glen Hansard. And he does. Daily.
The Adeles and Sam Smiths of the world are incredible at amping up the sadness in their voices when they sing their lovely but over-produced ballads. Hansard, however, relies only on his Irish essence, which oozes dull pink sorrow through his voice. He can tear you into shreds every time he opens his mouth.
Hansard’s new album, Didn’t He Ramble, puts his sad state on full display. “Wedding Ring” carries the sentiment you’d expect from a brokenhearted ballad by the aforementioned crooners, but runs much deeper. Read more about Hansard in this week's Sound Advice.
Glen Hansard performs with Aoife O'Donovan Tuesday at Taft Theatre. More info/tickets: tafttheatre.org .