Meet Hozier, The Golden-Voiced Irish Troubadour You Need In Your Life Right Now
He is everything, just ask Taylor Swift.
Meet Andrew Hozier-Byrne, singer-songwriter-living-angel from Bray, Ireland.
He just goes by Hozier, however, because single-name artists are approximately a thousand times more ~iconic~ than artists that need more than one name.
His voice is actually perfect.
He's a beast on guitar.
And, as if that weren't enough, he's also got serious keyboard skills.
Last year he released his first single, a bluesy foot-stomper called "Take Me To Church."
He brought the doomed love song to life with a music video about LGBTQ persecution. The video went viral and has over 12 million views to date.
He's since amassed a collection of famous fans, including a little known young artist by the name of Taylor Swift.
Taylor's BFF Ed Sheeran is also a fan, he covered "Take Me To Church" for BBC's Live Lounge in September.
Before going solo, Hozier was a member of the Irish choral group Anúna. In 2012, he performed "La Chanson de Mardi Gras" with the group as a soloist.
And even though he's an international, genre-hopping rising star, he stays in touch with his roots by using his mother Raine Hozier-Byrne's artwork for his album covers.