Premiere: Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’

An intimate acoustic session shot by Naked Noise...

Since his emergence earlier this year, Hozier has sparked all manner of headlines, all manner of praise.

At heart, though, the appeal lies in his ability to translate complex emotional truths into something direct, something melodic and something strangely affecting.

Naked Noise were recently granted an audience with the Irish singer, who responded with a very special acoustic performance.

Stripped down to his essence, Hozier is reliant on his voice and his guitar playing – but then, why would he need anything else?

Clash is able to premiere a version of breakthrough cut 'Take Me To Church'. The blues roots of the song are easy to discern, with Hozier adding an almost gospel element to the performance.

Softly intense, quietly provocative you can tune in below:

'Take Me To Church' is out now.

Related: Pluck Of The Irish – Hozier Interviewed

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