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Take Me to Church - Hozier


Hozier

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The track, "Take Me To Church", was released on Sept 16, 2013 by Hozier (full name, Andrew Hozier Byrne) on his debut 4-track EP. The track was written in the attic of his parent's home in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland following a difficult break-up with his then-girlfriend. The music video, directed by Brendan Canty, centers on a same-sex relationship between 2 men and a violent homophobic backlash: the video caused an online media storm when it went viral on social media. Read more on Last.fm.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990), known mononymously as Hozier, is an Irish musician and singer-songwriter from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. In 2013 he released his debut EP, featuring the hit single "Take Me to Church", and his second EP "From Eden" in 2014. His debut studio album, "Hozier", was released in Ireland in September 2014 and globally in October 2014. Hozier was born in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, the son of a musician. He began a degree in music at Trinity College, Dublin, but dropped out midway through his first year in order to record demos for Universal Music. While at Trinity, he became involved with the Trinity Orchestra. He was a member of Anúna from 2008 to 2012, and appears as a soloist on their 2012 release "Illumination" singing "La Chanson de Mardi Gras". He toured and sang with the group internationally including performances in Norway and the Netherlands. In 2013, Hozier released the EP "Take Me to Church EP" (also containing "Like Real People Do", "Angel of Small Death and The Codeine Scene" and a live version of "Cherry Wine"), with the title track becoming his breakthrough single after it went viral on YouTube. It reached number one on the Irish iTunes singles chart and number two in the official chart on 25 October 2013. Hozier followed up Take Me to Church with the new EP "From Eden EP" (also containing "Work Song", "Arsonist's Lullabye" and a live version of "To Be Alone"), and a number of festival tour dates and television appearances in the United States. Hozier released his self-titled album, "Hozier" on 19 September 2014. It had five singles including "Take Me to Church", "Work Song", and "From Eden", which were hits on his earlier EPs. On December 2014, it was announced that "Take Me to Church" was nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year in 2015. He performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 and on Saturday Night Live. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Take Me to Church  0.00 Min
Someone New  0.00 Min
From Eden  0.00 Min
Work Song  0.00 Min
Like Real People Do  0.00 Min
Cherry Wine - Live  0.00 Min
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Arsonist's Lullabye  0.00 Min
Sedated  0.00 Min
To Be Alone  0.00 Min
It Will Come Back  0.00 Min
Foreigner's God  0.00 Min
In A Week  0.00 Min
Cherry Wine (Live)  0.00 Min
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Cherry Wine  0.00 Min
To Be Alone - Live  0.00 Min
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Better Love  0.00 Min
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Someone New - Live  0.00 Min