This Is His Church: Listen to “Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene” by @Hozier

Andrew Hozier-Byrne

HOZIER, “Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene”

I’ve not taken to his hit-in-the-making “Take Me To Church”, but there’s more than one song to 24 year old Irish singer Andrew Hozier-Byrne.  But I was quite taken with Hozier’s compelling performance of “Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene” on Saturday Night Live last night.  He’s got a rich baritone that extends into powerful tenor notes as well, and can sing a story which you can hear multiple times to try and figure out.  It fills the gap left by the demise of R.E.M. and the lack of a more contemporary version of fellow countryman Van Morrison.  “Angel” is from the singer’s self-titled album and it’s no wonder that he’s selling out moderate sized clubs everywhere.  Count me in – I’ll definitely be listening for more.

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