Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Concert Review Hozier

I don't do it often enough, but after a recent concert experience, I had to give some love to my new favorite track. Before I start gushing about said track, let's take a trip down memory lane. To put it plainly, I have had a growing urge to see Hozier in concert. It started when a close friend of mine gave me the heads up on him a few years back. Then, he dropped Take Me to Church and my buddy suddenly became spot on with his prediction.

Fast forward to a few Tuesdays back when Hozier did a three night stop in San Francisco. Not being able to hold back my urge anymore, I quickly made the decision that out of the two nights I had tickets, I needed to go Tuesday because I had waited long enough. After a warm up act that left a bit to be desired, he hit the stage with a full band. From the onset, there wasn't any room for disappointment. He weaved in and out of his small, but growing list of songs, mixing in songs with a full band and a few solo/duet numbers. If it were up to me, I would have paid twice as much to hear him do a solo acoustic set because his folky-ness comes out in full force when he goes solo.

My absolute favorite track throughout the entire concert was the final encore song. I hadn't listened to Work Song many times prior to the concert, but hearing it live made a lasting impression on me. So much so that I didn't bother even recording a snippet of the track. It was one of those rare and unexpected exclamation points to end a concert. His new video for the track doesn't quite do the song justice, but it's the best I can do to share with you the unforgettable experience of seeing him live. Check the song below, as well as his debut album and whatever you do, don't ever pass up an opportunity to see him live...#Hozier


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