I stumbled upon Hozier on Twitter in early December, and like a moth to a flame, I’ve been compulsively listening ever since. THAT VOICE. And he’s Irish, too. The dark piano chords kicking off Take Me To Church echo tolling church bells and add to the archaic, gospel feel of the track. Combine this with his fiery lyrics and what we see is an artist driven by pure passion which, sadly, is often lacking in today’s music. There is soul oozing out of Hozier’s pores and I for one will be front row and starry-eyed should he ever gig nearby.
Let’s hope 2014 is his year, and judging by the quality of his music to date, I see no reason why it won’t be.
Take me to Church is my favourite track so far, but check out his website and Twitter (@Hozier) for more musical offerings and excellent live recordings, as well as a list of tour dates in and around the UK and Ireland.
He is also allowing us to download the E.P. for free here! What a gent.Much Love, K.