“Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (2007)

3 04 2009

This is a stunningly beautiful song, full of emotion and yearning. It won an Academy Award for best original song for its use in the terrific indie film “Once.”

It’s the centerpiece of an amazing scene between the main characters, played by Hansard and Irglova, where they sit down and play music together for the first time. They do a fantastic job portraying what is to me an almost mystical connection between musicians when they’re really “in sync” with each other. Sometimes when you play with other musicians everything just clicks. Everybody seems to be in the same moment, in the same groove. When that happens, it’s really magical.

I hope you get to experience that many times in your life.

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