Hozier wants to ‘walk out of the room’ when he hears ‘Take Me To Church’

The singer was speaking in a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe

Hozier has said that he makes a habit of distancing himself from his songs, and claimed that he often wants to walk out of the room when he hears ‘Take Me To Church’.

Speaking in a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, the Irish singer said that he often distances himself from his material in order to keep moving ‘forward to the next thing’.

Speaking specifically about his own experience with breakthrough song ‘Take Me To Church’, he said: “I learned my lesson on this one. Not a lot of artists would admit to moving keys for certain performances but doing that 3 times a day you have to do it.

“If that’s gonna happen it would definitely happen with Church. I try to make a habit of distancing myself from a song. You hear it played you just walk out of the room. You just put it behind you. The way I look at it is, a hit song that connects, and it connected beyond my wildest dreams, but a hit song is not a career, a debut album is not a career, you have to keep looking forward to making the next thing.”

The singer also discussed his excitement to record his next album, but said that his efforts were being delayed by life on the road.

He said: “I’ve never been so eager to make music. I’m itching for it. In a big way if this opportunity had happened at a different time I would have just been spent, but I had had maybe 6 days of quiet and I can’t really write on the road, but when it all stops and things are quiet again you’re just ready for things to fall out of you.”

Hozier was appearing on Beats 1 to promote new single ‘Better Love’, which is taken from the soundtrack for the forthcoming The Legend Of Tarzan movie, made by Harry Potter director David Yates, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie.