Weekly Music

(this video is from a different live performance but wanted to include a video as well in this post)

I heard a wonderful live performance on KCRW this morning with Hozier that blew me away. I’d heard “Take Me to Church” here and there (it came out last Fall) but only really stopped to pay close attention to the song yesterday coincidentally, while I was driving – wondering for a split second if it was a new James Blake song. There are similarities in the piano and voice, but beyond that Hozier has a folk and blues sound that is so gorgeous. I love the way you feel like his voice is going to crack in the pushing emotion of “Take Me to Church”, but it stays steady yet not 100% perfect and over produced. You can hear the whole performance here.


  1. callen says

    Whoa, that’s a stop-in-your-tracks kind of voice. There is some little part of that song that has a 90s alternative feel that really gets me. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing this! :)

  2. Catherine says

    One of the best Irish musicians around at the moment! Glad he’s getting attention in the U.S. and that you like him!

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