New Artist Spotlight: Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Sounds like: Hozier’s soulful, powerful voice creates widely-varying music that is reminiscent of Jeff Buckley’s sheer emotional power and Van Morrison’s “Celtic,” “lapsed-Catholic style,”
voice. Regular drumbeats, cascading melodies, and the clap and humming of a choir in the background of some songs create a mood of religious feeling.
For fans of: Independent rock with a great deal of emotional power
Why you should check him out: Hozier’s first, eponymous album Hozier took over the charts of Europe and America this past month. He has performed on Saturday Night Live and his single Take Me to Church
Check these songs out: Work Song, Take Me to Church and Cherry Wine. All of these songs can be found on his album, Hozier.