By Ray Rahman
Updated December 04, 2012 at 02:30 PM EST
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Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has had plenty of Stateside success — see exhibits A and B, for starters — but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten his roots.

For his solo song “High Hope,” the former Frames frontman and Once star returns to his hometown of Ballymun, Ireland, in a personal new video.

According to director Hedi Rose, the clip for the Rhythm and Repose track was “put together with recreated scenes of Glen’s memories and documentary footage” of the town “that formed and informed his childhood.” The video features Hansard singing to and along with the townsfolk, who seem more than happy to help their Local Kid Done Good with his project.

Check out the new Glen Hansard clip for “High Hope” in the video below:

Want even more Glen Hansard goodness? Well then tune into NBC’s Parenthood tonight, where he’ll be making a guest appearance to perform “High Hope” in an episode focused on character Kristina Braverman’s (Monica Potter) struggle with breast cancer. (Part of the profits from the sale of “High Hope” on iTunes will also go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer.)

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