Like Real People Do by Hozier

Andrew Hozier-Byrne, otherwise known as Hozier, comes to us from Ireland. He is fairly new to the music scene, becoming established in 2012 when he started recording demos for Universal Music. He was raised by his father, whom was a musician himself, and Hozier developed a love for music at an early age. This love of music transcended into adulthood and Hozier enrolled at Trinity College in Dublin to pursue a degree in music. Sadly, he left college halfway through his first year in order to chase his dream of making it big in the music industry. Thankfully, he began recording demos for Universal Music; this eventually led to Hozier releasing his first EP Take Me to Church in 2013. This EP was fueled by the release of the single ‘Take Me to Church.’ This single became a viral hit on YouTube and Reddit, which catapulted the single to number 1 on the Irish iTunes singles chart and number 2 in the Ireland music charts. The success of his first EP, encouraged Hozier to release another EP in 2014 titled From Eden. Although the second EP didn’t have a lead single driving it forward, it did enable Hozier to cut a record deal. In June 2014, he announced that he will be releasing his debut album in September 2014 (the 19th to be exact). The single I’m bringing you today comes from his first EP, and I must say it’s probably my favorite song out of all the tracks on both EPs. The song opens with a banjo playing for about the first 30secs before Hozier’s voice comes in on the verse. To be honest, the entire song kind of floats along on a melancholy cloud with simple instruments and vocals driving it along. It’s an extremely simple song that is primarily carried by Hozier’s voice and the strong plucking of the banjo. Enjoy!

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