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Hozier image courtesy of Columbia Records
Hozier image courtesy of Columbia Records

Hozier shares new tracks from 'Unreal Unearth' album sessions


Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 11:55 am

‘Unreal Unearth’ tour returns to North America next month

Press Release

Today, award-winning / RIAA Diamond-certified singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hozier has released his new EP, “Unheard.” Featuring four unreleased tracks from Hozier’s “Unreal Unearth” album sessions, “Unheard” includes “Wildflower and Barley,” a duet with Grammy-winning artist Allison Russell; and the highly anticipated “Too Sweet,” which has already garnered an explosive reaction from fans who have quickly embraced the song on TikTok. Listen to the EP here.

In speaking about “Unheard,” Hozier said, “It’s my pleasure to share more work from the (“Unreal Unearth”) album sessions. These are songs that might’ve made it to the circles of gluttony, limbo, violence, and the outward ‘ascent,’ respectively, but could not for different reasons. I’m very glad I get to share them with you now. I hope you enjoy these new songs and I look forward to perhaps seeing you at an upcoming show soon!”

Russell added, “It’s always a joy singing with Hozier – I’ve been fortunate to do so live on stage many times since we first met singing with Queen Mavis at Newport Folk Fest in 2019. Recording Andrew’s meditative masterpiece of a song, ‘Wildflower and Barley,’ was our first time in the studio together. Hozier and his co-producer, Jeff Gitty, were an absolute delight to work with and taught me a veritable master’s class in the subtleties of vintage mics, plate reverb and sonic exploration during our day at EastWest Studio in LA last year. It’s an honor to be a part of this wonderful project and to collaborate with Hozier – an artist, writer and freedom singer for the ages. Looking forward to the tour!”

Released Aug. 18 via Columbia Records, “Unreal Unearth” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and follows a captivating thematic arc informed by the turbulence of the world and the fight for a better and brighter tomorrow. The 16-track LP received both fan and critical acclaim, landing on various year-end lists with Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire and American Songwriter naming it one of the best albums of 2023. Listen here.

With over 1.6 million tickets sold across 2023-24, Hozier’s global “Unreal Unearth” tour will return to North America next month after a momentous sold-out run in 2023 that included the Irish troubadour’s first shows at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl. Kicking off April 20 with Russell joining on select dates, Hozier will perform a whopping 59 new shows across the U.S. and Canada, featuring stadium, arena and amphitheater performances nationwide including four sold-out nights at Forest Hills Stadium in New York, three nights at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, and a show Wednesday, May 22, at Darien Lake Amphitheater.

Additionally, Hozier will be a mainstay along this summer’s festival circuit with prominent sets at Jazz Fest, Boston Calling and Lollapalooza. Visit https://hozier.com/live/ for more information.

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