Hozier - Take Me To Church

12/30/2013 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

 Hozier - Take Me To Church

Hozier has largely been put on the map due to the viral success of this track, which debuted last summer. For good reason. "Take Me To Church" is a gospel powerhouse, starting with just the Irish musician's rich voice and a piano before building to an orchestral bellow, complete with eerie backing vocals. The lyrics are more substantive than your standard indie fare, and evoke some real sorrow ("Take me to church / I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies / I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knive"). It's all pretty poetic, so let's hope it isn't ruined by showing up in every mediocre television drama (looking at u Vampire Diaries) for the next hundred years.