Happy birthday Hozier! To commemorate the event, as well as St Patrick’s Day, The award-winning multi-Platinum Irish singer/songwriter has today released his new 3 song EP, ‘Eat Your Young’, marking his first official offering of new music since his 2019 second album, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’
‘Eat Your Young’ is available to stream and download here.
The new EP comprises songs lifted from Hozier’s upcoming third long player, ‘Unreal Unearth’, which is set for release later this year, and touches on the album’s exploration of Dante’s Inferno, reflecting upon two of the nine circles of hell: gluttony and heresy.
Speaking about ‘Eat Your Young’, Hozier says:
“This EP marks my first release of 2023, with a number of songs to drop over the coming months followed by the full album ‘Unreal Unearth’ in late summer.
It’s always a gift to be able to release new music into the world and an added joy to do so on a Birthday. I’m thrilled to have announced tour dates for this fall and to share these songs, which offer a sample of more to come.“
In addition to the new EP release, Hozier has also announced a world tour which will include big outdoor UK summer shows, including London’s Alexandra Palace Park and Cardiff Castle. He’ll also be heading into Europe, as well as North America that will include huge shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more before concluding at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, November 4th.
Hozier, whose full name is Andrew Hozier-Byrne, became an international sensation in September 2013, when he released his debut single – a song called ‘Take Me To Church’, which had been mostly recorded in the attic of his parents’ house in Wicklow (his father is a blues musician and his mother is an artist).
A full ten years and billions of streams later, Hozier still calls Wicklow home. While his music takes him all over the world, it is Ireland and its people and places, the weather and landscape; where a stream is still something that runs down at the bottom of the garden, that calls him back to where he feels he naturally belongs.
The last decade has brought both public and critical acclaim. Multi-Platinum album sales, an RIAA-certified Diamond single, number one records on both sides of the Atlantic, multiple awards including a GRAMMY-nomination, film and video game soundtracks and countless sold-out live shows all over the world.
But as Hozier prepares to release his third album – ‘Unreal Unearth’ – his passion for his art is undimmed, and his curiosity about our world – and all that is good and bad about it – remains undiminished.
Tickets to the just-announced dates go on sale Friday, March 24th at 9.30am local time, and will be available here. See full routing below and visit his official website for more information.
Sun 25th Glasgow, Queens Park
Sun 2nd Halifax, Piece Hall
Mon 3rd Newcastle, 02 City Hall
Wed 5th Manchester, Castlefield Bowl
Thu 6th Cardiff, Cardiff Castle
Sat 8th Bournemouth, 02 Academy
Sun 9th Birmingham, 02 Academy
Fri 21st London, Alexandra Palace Park
Find out more about Hozier and his music online on his official Website, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube. Watch the lyric video for ‘Eat Your Young’ here.