I am here to tell you that Irish singer Hozier is not going to be a flash in the pan. His massive single “Take Me to Church” is not going to be all you hear from him as the guy is a big talent. It might not be as commercial as that song but after listening to his entire self-titled album I can tell you that it is all quality. The mix he creates of angst, folk, blues, Celtic, soul, R&B and that voice is a great package. Hozier is a true artist that creates music that takes a few listens before it becomes part of your being and then never really leaves you. Impactful, in other words. A true artist in that his songs provoke images that bring you on a journey. Through his songwriting and voice he successfully creates a mood that truly makes you feel what he is singing. Lots of gritty or dark moments that rather than put you off make you dive deeper into his songs. You think that because he is singing about love, death, sex and religion that things are going to be trite yet you realize in his hands that they become complex and deep balls of wonderfulness. Besides his ample skills with the pen he also has a voice with its range and power that adds another level. All in all it results in an album that you will play over and over and want to run to tell your friends about.