Saturday, April 12, 2014

"To Be Alone" from Hozier, EP out April 28

Brandishing his own personal take on the blues, with soul and jazz touches, young Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne has one of those rare voices that will quiet a room.  Not through sheer volume, but via the power of emotion and the precision of his expression.  His songs are poetic and deep, and with his voice and sincere arrangements, it is blues for modern times.  His first EP was the four-track Take Me To Church.  His second EP From Eden will be released near the end of this month.  Here is a live version of one of the tracks, "To Be Alone", performed in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Here is the lead track to his first EP --


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