Take Me to Church by Hozier – Pick of the Week
A somber and deeply overwhelming flood of unapologetic pride brings us this weeks pick of the week. Take Me to Church by Hozier embodies how true love makes us feel regardless of the approval or disapproval of others. An anthem for anyone who has ever fallen in love with anyone or anything that others may disapprove with.
My lovers got humor
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should have worshiped her sooner
A slew of intelligent verses paints a portrait of true love and the notion that religion, no matter how embedded in our core, has no stake in how our own feelings of love make us feel. Try as we may, feelings are a hell of a thing to cover up despite what others reaction or assumptions may be.
A beautiful bridge infused with a choral singing group instills a classic blues feel. A blues sound that amplifies an already powerful and deep track. Check out Hozier’s own interpretation of the song in his music video. A vivid, sad depiction of how ideals taken to the extreme can have such a negative influence on others and their own happiness.
Hozier, Andrew Hozier-Byrne, is the son of a musician who began his music career as a student with a degree in music from Trinity College, Dublin. However, Hozier dropped out midway through his freshman year to begin recording demos with Universal Music.
Hozier released the EP Take Me to Church in 2013 with the title track becoming his breakthrough single after going viral on both Reddit and YouTube. Hozier later released the EP From Eden in 2014 and announced a debut solo album to arrive sometime in September 2014.