Wicklow-based singer-songwriter Hozier has released a powerful new video for his track ‘Take me to Church’ taken from his recent debut E.P.
Made in collaboration with Brendan Canty and Conal Thompson of Feel Good Lost the visually arresting video captures the taut, tense atmosphere of the music perfectly.
Frantically shot with a palpable sense of dread, the narrative explores homophobia, violence and oppression with the harsh unforgiving eye of the camera capturing the fear and aggression portrayed with a real feeling of precision communicating the subject matters all too real relevance.
Commenting on the video’s theme and concept, Hozier has said.
“The video references the recent increase of organised attacked and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful and oppressive political campaign against the LGBT Community.
The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious organisations and those who would have us believe they act in its interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish, I proposed bringing these themes to the story and Brendan likes the idea”
Hozier will perform at this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival, appearing on the 45sound Stage in the Button Factory this Thursday, October 3rd.
Click below to check out Hosier’s stunning new music video for ‘Take me to Church’. Read our interview with Hozier here.