Andrew John Hozier-Byrne who is professionally known as Hozier is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. Most of his songs have religious and literary themes. He got popular after he released his debut single “Take Me to Church.”
He was born on 17 March 1990, in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. His father John Byrne used to be a banker and also was a drummer and his mother Raine Hozier-Byrne was an artist. According to him, he was a class clown and was not interested in studying. He was raised in a Quaker household but he went to Delgany National School and later he joined Catholic St. Gerard’s School.
Hozier used to write songs when he was just 15 years old and after his graduation from school, he then joined Trinity College located near Dublin.
After he published his debut single “Take Me to Church” a video that is about a gay couple and has few intimate scenes and the song also contains lyrics like “I was born sick but I love it.” After hearing the song and watching the video of the song fans started questioning his gender identity and many suspected that he is gay.
In this piece of article, we will be elaborating on the song and will talk about his gender identity as well as his music career and other few things related to him.
His Gender Identity & Song
Hozier released his duet single song on March 25, 2014, and after few seconds on the video two boys start kissing each other and after few minutes they get dragged on the ground by a group of homophobic. The song and the video are basically about the LGBTQ.
His song was a big hit as it went up in the no 2 lists of both American and British single charts and was also nominated for Grammy.
The song has more than 500 million views and as mentioned after his song was released many assumed that he is gay and wanted to confirm it. Regarding his gender identity, he said, “It is true that people assume I am gay (which is fine), but I don’t think it’s the point for me if you know what I mean. I don’t think it matters what my sexual orientation is.”
“Whatever the sexual orientation of the individuals in a relationship, they are still linked by love. I think it’s cool that people can make any assumptions they want.” He added.
Why Does His Music Have a Lot of Americana & Blues Even Though He’s From Ireland
When he was asked this question he answered that his father was a blues musician around Dublin so he was raised or grew up in blues music. When he was a child he used to listen to only John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters after that he started listening to Jazz and Delta blues, as well as Motown and gospel. He lastly said that he was influenced by African-American music.
Let’s Talk About His Song “Take Me to Church”
As mentioned earlier this song is about sex and human understanding. The theme of the song and its video is about no matter the sexual or gender identity love between one person to another is very natural. Sex between humans is a common thing and the song and its video is trying to give the message that sexual orientation does not matter and one of the most human things is having sex.
But there are various groups or organizations that say that it is sinful and God really hates those kinds of things and the song is saying that by demonstrating love and asserting yourself, you reclaim your humanity. The decision to ignore the theoretical or theoretically based things and choose to worship or love tangible, real, and experienceable things.
Certainly, the song’s theme is that sex between the same gender is also natural but it does not mean that the song is attacking people’s faith. There are a lot of people walking around with disappointment and a heavyweight in their hearts – this stuff carries down from generation to generation. The song is a reflection of the assertion of self, a way for humanity to restore itself to what is most natural and worthwhile. Choosing to love someone who is worth loving, in this case, a woman.
As far as we know at this time Hozier is dating some strange lady who is unknown to the media.