After suddenly becoming a global superstar, Hozier has admitted that there are aspects of his new showbiz lifestyle that he simply can’t get his head around.
The most bizarre part of becoming famous around the world for the Wicklow musician? Ladies screaming his name, apparently.
What sounds like a dream come true to many men is a much more awkward reality, according to the ‘Take Me To Church’ singer-songwriter.
Currently in the midst of his North American tour, and surrounded by very excited females, Hozier told Rolling Stone: “Being met with squeals and screams, I haven’t got used to that yet”.
In a video interview with the magazine, the 25-year-old discussed his gruelling tour schedule, which will see him tour the US through the summer, as well as dashing home to support Foo Fighters in Slane on May 30.
“Every day is very much like, quick, wake up, go, go, go there’s this, that and the other, then there’s a show, then you’re kind of spent, back to bed and do it again the next day,” he admitted.
“You get wrapped up in it so much you don’t think about where you are or what you’re doing and the fact essentially that your dreams are coming true, this is a dream.”
The Bray musician also hit back at the recent backlash from religious figures in the US who criticised Take Me to Church for its anti-religious sentiment.
Hozier said he is “not first and foremost a message artist” but what he feels strongly about does come through in his music.
“But then again a lot of people enjoy Take Me to Church and don’t know if maybe there’s a message behind that but they enjoy the music and don’t really read into that,” he insisted.
“For me the lyric is incredibly important. It’s the first thing I listen to. It’s where the person is, the story is, where the heart is”.
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