October 17, 2014

The Best Song you’ll listen to too many times since the last Best Song you listened to too many times.

hozier take me to church gay rights equal

This man’s voice
This man’s message

I think he’s this year’s Macklemore, gonna be big.

He’s this year’s Macklemore, only Irish, raised on Southern Blues, less fun, more shy, less hipster-approved, equally caring about equal rights, equally eloquent…

…with a voice that will pull your heart out of hiding and sing it to heaven.

Your ears will thank you.

Just listen to it first…watch the video later (and read the context below the first video)…listen to his voice.

If you listen to it once you’ll listen to it 10 times.

Hozier – Take Me To Church

As if he couldn’t get better:

“…there is that kind of public relations, tactical retreat of saying, “We love the sinner, but we hate the sin.” It’s a backhanded way of telling someone to be ashamed of who they are and what they do. But right now there’s a referendum next year for marriage equality — for equal marriage. We have civil partnerships, but we don’t have equal marriage. It’s only recently in the last month there’s been quite a hullabaloo over using the term homophobia in the media. But it’s changing. It’s getting better.

Is there a personal reason that you are outspoken about homophobia?

No, and I don’t think there needs to be. To me, it’s not even a gay issue or a civil rights issue, it’s a human rights issue, and it should offend us all. It’s just simple. Either somebody has equal rights, or they don’t…” Read the full convo at NY Mag here.

On Tiny Desk–a full album worth listening to (well, at least a few songs).

Other prior favorites:

Okay, New Music Alert.

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