I just saw Once (the film) and I suspect every post I do for the next month or so will be partly informed by this incredible movie. Low Fire reminds me of the story arc of the two main characters of Once. The overly emotive lo-fi grunge of Low Fire is not that far removed from the earnest folk rock of Glen Hansard’s character in the movie. It’d be nice to think that recording projects with such a high emotional impact, recorded on such a tiny budget, could have a shot at a greater audience.
At the end of Once there’s a glimmer of hope for the demo that Glen Hansard records with his busking friends. Will Low Fire have a similar shot with it’s new release The Second Shortcoming? Probably not but here goes nothing.
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova sing “Falling Slowly” from the film Once.