The premiere video for “Go Back” by Marketa Irglova was officially released today. “Go Back” is off of Anar, set to be released on October 11th.
Anar is Irglova’s first solo-recorded album after doing musical projects such as the Swell Season with Glen Hansard, the Oscar-winning duo, and premiering in the movie Once, also with co-star and Irish musician Glen Hansard.
Irglova was born and raised in the Czech Republic, and there she fell in love and was classically trained in piano and paired it with her incredible vocal skills. Anar is a compilation of all of that, and her solo album proves she has come a long way.
For Irglova, the meaning behind the name of the album and the cover art has a very strong meaning–she fell in love with a painting called “The Last Fall” by an artist named Nahid Hagigat, which was of a pomegranate set against a contrasting background. The pomegranate itself means fertility and abundance–two feelings that inspired Anar (which is also thePersian word for pomegranate). Irglova claims that after moving to New York, she began to pursue these feelings and the outcome was an abundance of creativity put towards her new album.