Irish Indie-folk artist Hozier first achieved international success with his 2013 hit song “Take Me to Church.” In the decade since then, Hozier has made a name for himself with poetic lyricism and thought-provoking tracks. Even in a digital culture of fast-paced pop and hip-hop tracks frequently dominating platforms like TikTok, Hozier’s music remains a force to be reckoned with.
Specifically, Hozier’s “Someone New” from his 2014 debut album Hozier has soundtracked thousands of creative videos across TikTok. Hozier has specifically been praised for his positive and detailed descriptions of women in his lyrics. Some fans theorized in 2022 that “Work Song” was written in homage to his ex girlfriend, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Loah.
One TikTok creator pointed out how fulfilling it felt to have such a heartfelt song written in homage to a Black woman, as the community is not often celebrated in the alternative and indie genre.
Replying to @anya3736 #greenscreen HOZIERS ex GIRLFRIEND REVEAL — turns out this is not that new of information lol just new to me #hozier #blackgirltiktok #exgirlfriend
Additionally, Hozier dropped a single titled “Swan Upon Leda” in 2022 amid the overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United States. The Supreme Court Ruling marked a massive change in access to abortion and reproductive rights across the nation. The lyrics reference elements of Greek mythology and Irish folklore along with references to contemporary issues that women face globally. His recognition of the oppression of women and the pressures of men to conform to toxic masculinity during such a sensitive time was well received across the internet.
#swanuponleda #hozier #fyp #foryou
In the fall of 2022, Hozier then teased a snippet of a soft acoustic ballad that seemingly references a long distance relationship. The song, which still does not have a title, has already served as a backdrop for countless viral videos on TikTok over the past few months. Many of the videos feature couples documenting their long distance relationships.
Loving you is easy🏼 #longdistance #fyp #foryou #foryoupage
Hozier u r a lyrical god I’m crying rn thank u
After months of speculation on when the mystery song will be released, Hozier posted a photo and captioned it “All Things End”, which appears to be the upcoming album’s title. The unreleased viral song remains unnamed, and the release date of the album remains a mystery. Even amid the mystery, fans were delighted to see Hozier return to releasing more new music, as this will be his first album since 2019’s Wasteland Baby!
me going to sleep tonight knowing I’ll be hearing a new hozier album soon pic.twitter.com/688zP9urwD
— 🕸 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 🕸 (@iridessence) February 22, 2023
Hozier’s official website provided an option for fans to sign up for updates regarding the new music release, and so many clicked the link at the same time that the site temporarily crashed.
the website took that personally pic.twitter.com/YsGH0Yr5Qd
— fa r ha (@sebsafterglow) February 22, 2023
me looking at the 'error 26' pic.twitter.com/HdGxmae8fB
— nattie 🌱 | HOEzier (@dreamsofsoup) February 22, 2023
Fans shared comical memes that depicted their reactions to Hozier’s return to releasing music.
EVERYONE PAUSE pic.twitter.com/HBasUDiJ1x
— ︎︎ s⁷ (@saransrr) February 22, 2023
NEW HOZIER MUSIC I REPEAT NEW HOZIER pic.twitter.com/UF78JkPNnZ
— ✰ (@indigohades) February 22, 2023
Others made predictions about who potential collaborators on the album could be. One popular theory was the possibility of a Florence Welch feature. Welch currently leads indie rock band Florence and the Machine.
and when will the feat with florence happen? pic.twitter.com/lvbN33VGQ0
— this is the experience of being an american whore (@maaaterialgirl) February 22, 2023
You can sign up to pre-save Hozier’s upcoming album on his official website here.