Hozier Celebrates 33rd Birthday With “Eat Your Young” Release

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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Hozier has built his career on eloquent songwriting and references to his Irish homeland. Today, Hozier celebrates his 33rd birthday, coincidentally on Saint Patrick’s Day, with a new EP release. Eat Your Young includes three new tracks, including the titular “Eat Your Young”, “All Things End,” and “Through Me (The Flood).” While the fan-favorite unreleased song that has made the rounds on TikTok was not included on the EP, it is likely to make an appearance on his upcoming full length album.

This week, Hozier additionally announced the Unreal Unearth world tour, which will include Grammy-winning opener Madison Cunningham. Fans continue to cast album predictions across the internet, but celebrated today’s EP release, as Hozier has not released an EP or album since 2019’s Wasteland Baby! His most recent release before today was his single “Swan Upon Leda,” which was written to honor the global struggle of reproductive rights amid the June 2022 overturn of Roe V. Wade in the U.S.

Additionally, Hozier surprised fans with a midnight concert at a small pub in New York City in honor of the special occasion. One fan posted clips of a few fan-favorite tracks he performed, including “Cherry Wine.”

Given that he turns 33 today, fans sang happy birthday to him following his performance.

Tweets about Hozier’s impactful lyricism continued to trend today.


A release date for Hozier’s upcoming third studio album is yet to be announced, but he confirmed that it will be released later this year. He appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss his artistic choice behind dropping these three songs as a precursor to the full length project to come.

Following his interview about his upcoming project, Hozier performed a traditional Celtic tune in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. The track was initially popularized in Scotland and Ireland in the 1770s.

Irish fans especially felt a sense of national pride amid Hozier’s release and humble midnight local release show.


The sound and lyrics of the EP were a blend of Hozier’s blues-rock and Celtic roots, a combination that has garnered thousands of fans worldwide.

Notably, Hozier’s woodsy “Would That I” gained traction on TikTok in 2022 and 2023, soundtracking thousands of creative videos that showcased the natural world. Newer fans shared in excitement about hearing new music from an artist they had more recently discovered.


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In honor of the big occasion, fans resurfaced an older clip of Hozier telling an endearing story about being an Irishman born on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Just two days ago, Hozier’s 2015 hit song “Take Me To Church” was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The track earned Hozier a grammy nomination for Song of the Year when it was released.

Hozier’s Unreal Unearth Tour kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland on June 25. He’ll be making his way to North America on September 9, with the first U.S. show set for Saint Louis, Missouri. Tickets will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster starting March 24, and fans are hoping that with the luck of the Irish, they’ll be able to score tickets.

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