Hansard had recorded a version of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" for the film I'm Not There in 2007.In 2009, Hansard said that he and Irglova were no longer romantically linked, and that they are now "good friends".Markéta Irglová (Czech pronunciation: ˈmarkɛːta ˈɪrɡlovaː) (born 28 February 1988, in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic) is a Czech songwriter, musician, actress, and singer. Early life Irglová began playing music at age 7, and began playing piano at the age of 8 when her friend Faith bought her a piano and sent her to lessons.

Hansard can be found singing "Come Away to the Water" on the deluxe edition of his first solo album Rhythm and Repose.

Hansard guest-starred in an episode of the TV series, Parenthood, playing himself.

She and Hansard began dating while making the film Once. Academy Award speech: Among the songs Irglová wrote with Hansard for Once was "Falling Slowly," which received an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

In 2009, Hansard said that he and Irglová were no longer romantically linked, and that they are now "good friends." In November 2010, Irglová reported on her Twitter that she was headed to Chicago to record a forthcoming solo album. Irglová became the first Czech woman to win an Oscar, and at age 19 she was the youngest person to win an Oscar in a musical category.

in The Huffington Post with Irglova, it was revealed that Hansard was preparing a solo album and that there was a very possible third release from The Swell Season.

This solo album was later revealed to be titled Rhythm and Repose.

Hansard and Irglová performed the song live on the Oscar broadcast at Los Angeles' Kodak Theater on 24 February 2008.

When they went on stage to receive their awards, her acceptance speech was preempted by the orchestra's music cue to leave the stage.

Songs that he has recorded include Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" on Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. A new album of original songs recorded as The Swell Season with Markéta Irglová and entitled Strict Joy was released on 27 October 2009 on the ANTI- record label.