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Lisa Hannigan: Is Stephen Colbert her new Damien Rice?

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Damien Rice might have made a big mistake. The Irish troubadour announced in 2007 that his professional partnership with singer Lisa Hannigan had “run its creative course,” whatever that means, prompting Hannigan to focus on her solo career. Turns out she doesn’t need Rice. She’s got Stephen Colbert. (And she could have John Forte too, who told us he desperately wants to do a song with her.)

Thanks to an appearance on The Colbert Report last week, her album Sea Sew has leaped up the Billboard, Amazon and iTunes charts. Now Hannigan has released a video for her latest single, “I Don’t Know.” The clip, in which she essentially seems like a kindergarten teacher leading an arts-and-crafts sing-along session, is precious — even if the song isn’t particularly memorable. Watch it below and let us know if you like Hannigan on her own, or wish she’d go back to creating songs like this with Mr. Rice.

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