Andrew Hozier-Byrne (created 17 March 1990) is an Irish musician and singersongwriter from Bray, County Wicklow. In 2013 he launched his debut EP, offering the hit one “Take Me to Church”, and his 2nd EP From Eden in 2014. Their debut studio album, Hozier, was launched in September 2014 in Ireland and internationally in October 2014.
Hozier was created in Bray, County Wicklow, the child of the musician. Hozier started a degree in music at Trinity College, Dublin, however slipped out midway through his first year to be able to record demos for Universal Music. He became associated with the Trinity Orchestra, while at Trinity. Hozier was a member of Anuna from 2008 to 2012, and seems like a soloist on the 2012 launch Illumination singing “La Chanson de Mardi Gras”. He explored and performed together with the group globally including performances in Norway as well as the Netherlands.
2013–14: Take Me to Church and Hozier
In 2013, Hozier launched the EP Take Me to Church (additionally featuring “Like Real People Do”, “Angel of Small Death and Also The Codeine Scene” along with a live version of “Cherry Wine”), together using the title track getting his breakthrough one after it went viral on facebook. It reached number one about the Irish iTunes songs chart and second within the official chart on 25 October 2013. Hozier followed Uptake Me to Church together with the brand new EP From Eden (additionally including “Work Song”, “Arsonist’s Lullabye” along with a live version of “To Become Alone”), as well as several festival tour dates and television appearances in America. Hozier launched his self-titled album, Hozier on 19 September 2014. It’d 5 songs consisting of “Take Me to Church”, “Work Song”, and “From Eden”, that have been strikes on his earlier EPs. On December 2014, it was declared that “Take Me to Church” was selected in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Entire Year in 2015.
He performed on Saturday Night Live and in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.