I found the experience of falling in love or being in love was a death, a death of everything. You kind of watch yourself die in a wonderful way, and you experience for the briefest moment – if you see yourself for a moment through their eyes – everything you believed about yourself gone. In a death-and-rebirth sense.
—  Hozier in an interview for The Irish Times 2013
You grow up and recognize that in any educated secular society, there’s no excuse for ignorance. You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.
—  Hozier

This was the best music video of the year — but you won’t see it at the VMAs 

About this time last year, Miley Cyrus set the Internet ablaze by twerking at the VMAs.

This year is no different — the show set to honor music’s vast video output is scrambling to start controversy and follow trends, evident in their desperate bid to nominate Beyoncé and Iggy Azalea for every possible award. But in the process, MTV has overlooked the year’s most poignant video — something more culturally significant, if you can believe it, than Azalea’s recreation of Clueless. They’ve ignored Hozier’s bold “Take Me To Church.”

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