Hozier opens up about plagiarism reports: “I got my apology”

The musician made a statement about the rumours

Hozier and his album
Hozier has denied the claims

Hozier has responded to yesterday’s media coverage of him reportedly taking legal action over claims his hit song ‘Take Me To Church’ was a rip-off.

According to the Sunday Times, the musician lodged a defamation case after Canadian songwriter and producer Chilly Gonzales recently claimed his globally successful 2013 track was “almost exactly the same” as singer Feist’s song ‘How Come You Never Go There’, which was released in 2011.

But the Wicklow singer took to his Facebook page to clear the air, and enlighten fans of what was really going on.

“There has been some talk in the press of legal action and I’d like to clarify my position and the goings-on of the past week for fear that gossip runs unchecked, as it often does,” he wrote.

The musician clears the air
The musician clears the air

“What was sought from my end was an apology and redaction of an unfair inferral. This has been issued by Jason Beck (Chilly Gonzales), which I very much appreciate. I will continue to follow and respect his work and look forward to moving on from this issue. Jason Beck has been co-operative and understanding, and there are no hard feelings on my part. Thank you.”

Chilly replied on his own account, admitting he wanted to retract his prior statement about the award-winning song:

I would like to fully retract any and all implication of copyright infringement in last week’s Pop Music Masterclass “Take Me To Church” and sincerely apologize to Hozier whose work I respect. Chilly Gonzales

Posted by Chilly Gonzales on Monday, October 5, 2015

Related Stories


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

google ads
VIP Live - The home of Irish celebrities