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exclusive 'Irish people deserve better' - Hozier on God, feminism, Trump and what makes him angry about Ireland

Andrew Hozier-Byrne has become one of the biggest stars in the world. Barry Egan flew to New York where the singer is on tour, for an exclusive interview about God, science, his artist mother, feminism, Donald Trump, Brexit, Sinead Burke and what makes him angry about Ireland

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Hozier. Photo by Sydney Gawlik

Hozier. Photo by Sydney Gawlik

Hozier on stage

Hozier on stage

He's a big guy and no mistake. Hozier towers over Barry

He's a big guy and no mistake. Hozier towers over Barry

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Hozier. Photo by Sydney Gawlik

'Do you take milk?" Hozier asks, handing me a cup of coffee. "The colour of a man's tea or coffee is his own private knowledge," he laughs.

For the next two hours I will have rare access to the singer's own private knowledge. There is a queue of fans all down 34th street and across 8th Avenue for the sold-out show of the night in New York City, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The centre of all the attention is calmly sitting in his dressing room, sipping his tea.

All over New York City, there are giant billboards for Robert De Niro in The Irishman. But the biggest Irishman in New York City tonight is Andrew Hozier-Byrne. He has just finished a major interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Earlier that morning, his Cry Power podcast with Sinead Burke was released worldwide.


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