My single of the week is Hozier with 'Take Me to Church".
First of all, this is not new. This single has been around a good long while, but has been a real slow burner. It was first released back in 2013 in his homeland Ireland.
On our UK charts, its been around for about 6 months now, but has only recently hit the top 10. So far its peaked at number 3.
I think his vocals sound a bit Elton John on this track. 'Take me to Church" seems to be about love. It also seems to be making a bit of a stand but then music has always been a way for artists to express their religious or political statements. Personally, I just think it a great song.
I'm not going to include a link to the video for this one, as its a bit adult. Its shot in black and white and features a same sex male couple being victimised by homophobics. Its not pleasant watching at all.
If you love someone, you love them. Its not a choice. That's what this song is about in my opinion.
I love some of the lyrics "She's the giggle at a funeral", and "I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies", "I'll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife".
This is a great song to belt out when you're driving. It has that catchy chorus and its also good if you don't know the proper lyrics as you can easily make up your own to fit!!
Great song. Let me know what you think of it.
You can check out all my previous singles over at My Music page here. Happy listening :)