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Hozier’s new album will be out next year, releases video for lead single “Movement”

Hozier | Photo by: Ellen Miller for WXPN | ellencm.com
Hozier | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN | ellencm.com

Hozier has revealed some details about the new music that lies in his future. We don’t have an album title or an exact release date yet, but we do know that the Irish singer-songwriter will release his next record in early 2019. The first single from the forthcoming LP is out now; called “Movement,” it’s a powerful song that builds quickly in intensity and is matched in tone by its accompanying video, directed by Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor and starring Sergei Polunin. Continue reading →

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Hozier is theatrical, yet intimate at a soul-filled Fillmore set

Hozier | Photo by: Ellen Miller for WXPN | ellencm.com
Hozier | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN | ellencm.com

Did you know that Andrew Hozier-Byrne – Ireland’s Hozier – is 6.5 inches tall? I didn’t, despite having witnessed him in concert since he started touring the states in 2014 with his fluid, stately baritone voice and his spiritual / sensual lyrical éclat fully intact for a newbie. Hozier’s towering stature was an essential element of his sold out live showcase at The Fillmore on Wednesday night for a first local tour stop after disappearing for three years to woodshed and write songs. As he stood at the lip of the stage, his wild Adam Driver hair and lanky elongated frame seemed to extend its self over the crowd like Ichabod Crane’s spirit attached to a cherry picker crane. Continue reading →

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Hozier talks with Rolling Stone about the inspiration behind his upcoming EP Nina Cried Power

Hozier | photo by Jokko | courtesy of the artist

Andrew Byrne, who we know as Hozier, rose to fame when he independently released his well-known single “Take Me to Church”. The breakout track made its way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and for months, on every pop radio in the world. With all the fame rushing to him, he was struggling and trying to get acclimated with what his life had become.  

Early 2017, Hozier returned home for his first break, in years, from all the craziness of touring. He immediately began writing and working on new material. During his time off, He spent much of his time on Twitter, witnessing the madness of the 2016 U.S. election.

There were people voicing their political beliefs and points of views from all around the world through social media. He spoke to Rolling Stone about what he saw, saying “It’s like the world is screaming into a fucking bonfire.” Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Hozier will play The Fillmore in October

Hozier | photo by Jokko | courtesy of the artist

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Hozier, but news has just broken that the Irish singer-songwriter will take us back to church this fall with an appearance at The Fillmore on October 3. The show will be a stop on Hozier’s first US tour since 2015, which followed the success of his 2014 self-titled debut album. Continue reading →

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Take Me to Church: Hozier sanctifies the Electric Factory

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

I’m trying to be more poptimistic this year. Those that know me, or regularly read my pieces here, or follow me on the consuming void that is Twitter know of my general disdain for popular music. So it’s with the spirit of diversity in mind that I found myself standing in a packed, sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the Electric Factory, getting churched by the one and only Hozier. Continue reading →

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Listen to Ali Wadsworth cover Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”

Ali Wadsworth | photo courtesy of the artist
Ali Wadsworth | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly singer-songwriter Ali Wadsworth has been an integral part of the local music scene since moving to Philly from Vermont in the early Oughts. After performing with Dan Schwartz of Good Old War in their band Unlikely Cowboy for a couple of years, Wadsworth has since been performing solo and has been an indispensable back up singer. She’s a force of energy and singer that keeps a lot of bands sounding fresh and soulful, and she’s capable of singing everything from folk to rock, and jazz to blues. Continue reading →