Saying something worthwhile

It’s not often that you stumble across a songwriter whose lyrics both sound and read like poetry.
And when those lyrics are set to music that balances burning indignation with lilting tenderness – all delivered with a spiritual passion – you’ve chanced upon something special. Andrew Hozier-Byrne is an Irish musician who possesses a powerful voice combined with a poet’s ability to craft a rich story. He released his self-titled debut album in September 2014 to both critical and commercial applause. It sold almost 58,000 copies in the first week, making it the second-highest charting entry for a new artist in 2014. His song “Take Me to Church” has sold over 600,000 tracks worldwide and the video has been viewed over 13 million times.


From the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and Ireland, the 2015 Renegade Award nominees have come from all over the world making a huge impact on the music scene. All of them have their own story to tell, every chapter is something different.