|Hozier sold out Sacramento's Ace of Spades in February, 2015|
Just the occasional tweet promising new music... and then, a tour announcement (already sold out?), several festivals, a few rehearsal dates... and a new EP. Only four songs... but it is new Hozier music.
He's back. He never went away.
From the first notes of Nina Cried Power, you know it has been worth waiting for... Featuring R&B, gospel and hall-of-fame singer-songwriter Mavis Staples, the song is so full of soul it's bursting. And that bass line...
Leaning more to soul, more soul, and folk than blues, the EP is a tantalizing tease, a reminder that we are still waiting for a new album; it's a promise of more to come, and it's a hope that there will not be three more years to wait.
Take a listen to Nina Cried Power here. Not only soul... it's protest, and activism, and human power, and the legacy of so many great singers who stood up for what they believed in.
For more information, check Hozier's website or Facebook. Tour dates--if you can manage to get hold of a ticket--are here. I assure you, you're in for a treat.