Songs We Love: Hozier, 'Take Me To Church' Few songs elicit the kind of reaction that "Take Me To Church" enjoyed straight-away on the KCRW airwaves.
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Songs We Love: Hozier, 'Take Me To Church'

Songs We Love: Hozier, 'Take Me To Church'

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Few songs elicit the kind of reaction that "Take Me To Church" enjoyed straight-away on the KCRW airwaves. From the first airing, we've had calls, Tweets, and a general buzz for this newcomer from Ireland. Credit (to some degree) the familiar quality of this bluesy ballad, but personally, I couldn't help but think of Elton John when I first heard it — that's hardly a bad thing. With an undeniable fire in his voice, a lyric that paints an urgent tale of spiritual love, and a video that takes on the persecution of the LGBT community in society, this is a song that resonates with power and meaning.

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Take Me to Church EP
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2013

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