True Love Songs: 10 Songs Inspired By Real Romances In The Bands Who Recorded Them

by (@megsokay)

The Band: The Swell Season
The Song: “Falling Slowly”
The Romance: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova probably have the most meta relationship in music. She met him when she was 13 years old and he was performing in a music festival her father was producing. Years later, they collaborated on songs that were then featured in John Carney‘s film, Once. The two fell in love on set, became international sensations and won an Oscar for this ballad which tells the story of two people entering a relationship…a story which appeared in the film and mirrored their lives…and then they had a documentary crew follow them while they toured and it caught them breaking up…and yeah, this is all really quite meta.

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