Hozier at Unitarian Church on September 10th 2013-14-banner

Taken from his début EP, which you can download here for free, Hozier has just unveiled the video for the stunning Take Me To Church. Directed by Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost, the video was influenced by the recent treatment of the homosexual community in Russia and at time of posting has had over 76,000 YouTube views in less than 24 hours.

Hozier says ‘ it references the recent increase of organised attacked and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful and oppressive political campaign against the LGBT Community. The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious organisations and those who would have us believe they act in its interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish, I proposed bringing these themes to the story and Brendan likes the idea’

If you like what you hear you can catch Hozier at The Pepper Cannister Church on Sunday December 8th or if you can’t wait that long he will be headlining the The Button Factory on Thursday October 3rd as part of the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival.