Saying something worthwhile
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.