Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, known professionally as Hozier, was born on March 17, 1990, in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He is a musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing his hit song ‘Take Me to Church,’ which blew up in the U.S. and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has only released a total of two studio albums since his debut in 2012 but multiple of his E.P.s and singles have been certified platinum several times in different countries.
Andrew John Hozier-Byrne was born on March 17, 1990, and is mostly known as Hozier. He is a musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2013 after releasing his hit song ‘Take Me to Church,’ which blew up in the U.S. and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2013, he released his debut E.P. which featured ‘Take Me to Church’ and became a rock radio hit in the U.S. He has only released a total of two studio albums since his debut in 2012 but his albums, E.P.s, and singles have been certified platinum in different countries.
In 2014, Hozier released his debut studio album titled “Hozier.” It has since been certified platinum six times in Ireland and multi-platinum in several countries. He released an extended play album in 2018 titled “Nina Cried Power.” In 2019, he released his second studio album titled “Wasteland, Baby!” He then released a new single in 2021 in anticipation of an upcoming studio album. The single, titled ‘Tell it to My Heart,’ was created in collaboration with Meduza. His latest upcoming studio is titled “Unreal Unearth” and it is set to release in 2022. So far, Hozier has only released snippets of some of the songs on social media as marketing for the official release of the album.
Hozier currently resides in Ireland where he continues to create music and work on his new album. He is an incredibly talented musician deserving of his accolades and accomplishments!
Hozier releases his debut song, ‘Take Me to Church.’
Hozier releases his debut studio album, “Hozier.”
Hozier releases his second studio album, "Wasteland, Baby!"
Hozier announces the release of his third studio album, “Unreal Unearth.”
Why We Love Hozier
He does charity work
Hozier is part of the Home Sweet Home organization and he works with them to provide safe housing for homeless people in Ireland. In 2016, they illegally occupied a building to provide housing for 31 homeless families after the government wouldn’t provide them with aid.
Hozier opposes religion, especially the Catholic church, but he positively uses his religious upbringing. He feels that one positive thing from being raised religiously is that he was taught to look on the bright side of life and treat others with love and respect.
Hozier has only released a couple of albums and not many songs when you consider the length of his career. Despite this fact, he has become a household name in countries around the world because of his incredible musical talent.
5 Surprising Facts
Hozier has a tattoo of a quote by the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, which reads “noli timere," Latin for "don't be afraid."
Hozier has shared he identifies as agnostic.
His admiration for other religions
He has admitted that he admires the Quaker religion for its pacifism and anti-war beliefs.
Hozier is particularly influenced by folk, blues, and soul music.
The themes of his music
Hozier often uses religious and literary themes in his music.
Is Hozier an introvert?
Yes, the singer has even said he’s an introvert himself.
How do you pronounce Hozier's name?
The singer pronounces it as “hose-ee-er.”
What's Hozier doing now?
He is currently working on the release of his new album.
Hozier’s birthday dates