Hozier’s big, powerful vocals are kind of impossible to forget, and with recent EP making a splash in the US and abroad, it’s likely that his big sound will be reaching more ears than ever in the coming months. We first caught Hozier at South by Southwest this year, where his echoing voice and gospel-inspired backup sounds had us hooked from the very first note in St. David’s Church. The setting was fitting—Hozier is perhaps most well-known for single “Take Me To Church,” the title track from his 2013 EP—but beyond the obvious connection with the title, the respectful listening atmosphere made the emotion behind each lyric all the more intense.
Check out this acoustic video of Hozier’s track “To Be Alone,” taken from his latest EP From Eden, and get a glimpse of the performance chops that won us over in Austin. The EP is available for purchase here.