Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard recently stopped by the Paste Studio to preview his new album, This Wild Willing, out April 12 via ANTI- Records. The former Frames frontman's new album was recorded at Black Box studios in Paris and is rooted in experimentation, improvisation and spontaneous collaboration. He performed the opening four tracks from This Wild Willing: "I'll Be You, Be Me," "Fool's Game," "Race to the Bottom" and "Don't Settle." Hansard puts on a hair-raising performance of "I'll Be You, Be Me," marked by a pulsing electronic drum beat, cooing piano, rousing synths and Hansard's grizzled, hushed vocals. His performance of the sparse "Fool's Game" is another highlight as it's the kind of subtle, moving folk song that slowly sparks until you realize there's a robust blaze crackling in the hearth of your soul.