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Maybe i was born to hold you in these arms…

Maybe i was born to hold you in these arms…

For those who can’t wait to hear songs from The Swell Season’s follow-up to Once (titled Strict Joy, out Oct. 27), Hansard and Irglova played six new songs before performing the first-ever Tiny Desk Concert encore: a white-knuckle journey through “When Your Mind’s Made Up.” From quietly mournful sing-alongs (“Back Broke”) to Van Morrison-esque thrill rides (“Feeling the Pull”), the whole thing doesn’t so much satisfy expectations as feed them further.

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