Hozier - Something New
25 year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne is from County Wicklow in Ireland. Although he studied music at college, Hozier dropped out and joined the Trinity Orchestra touring all over Europe. Deciding to launch a solo career his debut EP was released in 2013 and included ‘Take Me To Church’. Since then this track has reached Number2 in Ireland and the top 5 in America, Canada, Germany, Australia and peaked at Number 1 in Belgium. In the UK it reached Number 2. At the 57th Grammy Awards it was nominated in the Song Of The Year category, later won by Lorde’s ‘Royals’. It was also used on an American TV commercial for headphones. Hozier’s debut self-title album was released in September reaching the Top 5 and also includes ‘Something New’. Hozier starts his UK tour in May before playing the V Festivals and T In The Park during the summer.