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Hozier ends top year with celeb fans including Taylor Swift, Adele, and Colin Farrell


Hozier and Candice Swanepoel

Hozier and Candice Swanepoel




Hozier and Candice Swanepoel

It's been an incredible year for singer-songwriter Hozier and not only is he experiencing great success in the charts, he has also garnered a host of celebrity fans.

Taylor Swift was spotted at one of his concerts this year and Hozier - real name Andrew Hozier Byrne - revealed that she's very "encouraging".

"She's very cool, very nice, very encouraging. She's excited about new music, excited about other people's music. Very cool," he said.

Not only is the Blank Space singer a huge fan of his but so is fellow singer Adele and actor Colin Farrell.


"I've been very fortunate this year, getting support from some very, very well-known artists and celebrities," he said.

"Adele came to the show at the KOKO in London and, thank God, I didn't know that she was there until after we'd finished.

"She's fantastic: incredibly funny and easy to talk to. Colin Farrell came to the LA show and I got to talk to him backstage as well," he continued.

"As well as the adjustments on the road between now and this time last year, meeting those people is about as surreal as you would imagine," he told Hot Press.

Hozier has also been nominated in the Song of the Year category at the upcoming Grammy Awards for his number one track Take Me To Church and will face his fan Taylor in the top category.

As well as being up against Taylor Swift's Shake It Off, Hozier will also compete against Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass, Sia's Chandelier, and Sam Smith's Stay with Me (Darkchild Version) to win the prize.

The 24-year-old is also looking forward to supporting the Foo Fighters at Slane Castle in the summer.

"To be on the same bill as the Foo Fighters is just unbelievable. Also, for as long as I can remember, Slane has been an institution for live music.

"I remember seeing the Rolling Stones there in 2007."