Monday 21 October 2019

WATCH: Hozier's new video for Movement with performance from ballet star Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin in the video for Hozier's Movement.
Sergei Polunin in the video for Hozier's Movement.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Hozier has dropped a new video and single.

Movement features ballet dancer and performance artist Sergei Polunin, who bears more than a passing resemblance to the Bray singer.

Hozier invited him to perform in the video having seen Sergei in Steven Cantor's 2016 documentary Dancer in a performance directed by David LaChapelle and set to Hozier's Take Me to Church.

"I was first confronted by Sergei’s talent when I saw a performance of his set to my music in collaboration with David LaChapelle. I believe one of the greatest things to become of your own work is for it to form part of another artist’s vision or execution," said Hozier.

"That performance itself gave rise to ideas for this song, so I was incredibly proud to work with Sergei on this video. He is a once-in-a-generation talent. He’s a man of incredible skill and artistry and shows a dedication to his art form that I find inspiring. I’m thrilled to share this with everyone."

Polunin was thrilled to be asked, "When I found out that Hozier wanted me to be in his new music video for the song Movement, I was over the moon with happiness. 'He did it again' I thought when I heard the song - he created a masterpiece. His music inspired and moved me before and, he did it again with this song Movement”.

The track comes just two months after Hozier's EP, Nina Cried Power, the title track of which features soul singer Mavis Staples.

Hozier is currently on a tour of Europe and will perform six dates in Ireland, including three at the Olympia in December.  All dates have already sold out.  He will also perform at the 2FM Xmas Ball at the 3Arena on Friday, December 14.

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