Saturday 20 October 2018

Hozier has finally shared details of his new album and tour

Hozier. Photo: Getty
Hozier. Photo: Getty
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Fans of Hozier have been waiting patiently for four long years for news of new material, and it is finally forthcoming.

His self-titled debut album released in 2014 and the Bray artist has finally revealed that his follow-up will be landing soon.

He took to Twitter to announce his North American tour which will take place on the back that new album.

"Excited to announce my North American tour which will coincide with the releasing of new work," he wrote.

"The completion of the record is approaching and I'm eager to share it.  Sincere thanks to you for your continued support. Hope to see you on the road again. Tickets on sale this Friday"

The tour includes dates across the US and Canada and kicks off on September 15 although an album release date has not yet been confirmed.

Speaking to NPR Hozier revealed that the album is "definitely informed quite a bit by the political climate of the last 12 months, 18 months" but added that a lot of it is also very "hopeful and very warm".

He also revealed that one of the songs is called 'Wasteland, Baby!' which he described as a "little folk ditty".

He said it is "kind of a funny love song to somebody imagining the world as it is now and then imagining the worst case scenario and trying to enjoy, trying to still find joy and still find something worthwhile in the absolute worst case scenarios."

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