Review: Hozier – ‘From Eden’


While similar in style to other tracks on Hozier's self-titled album, 'From Eden' is a bluesy and musically complex track that stands out from the rest.

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With the rise of male solo artists on the British music scene in the past couple of years, Hozier is positioned with the likes of Ben Howard, George Ezra and James Bay. The County Wicklow born singer-songwriter released his Take Me To Church EP back in 2013, and his recent self-titled album has gained critical acclaim.
His single ‘From Eden’ is a sweet and soulful expression of devotion to his lover. The gentle guitar and rhythmic 5:4 drumbeat in combination with the unforgettable lyrics such as, “Babe, there’s something lonesome about you” and “Innocence died screaming, honey, ask me I should know” make this a stand-out track. In the context of the album, ‘From Eden’ is noticeably complex, and shows the influence of his father’s blues background.
The accompanying music video was directed by Hozier himself, who also stars in it alongside the Jurassic World actress Katie McGrath. It shows a pair of young outlaws who find a young boy and build a seemingly loving, albeit slightly dysfunctional, family until their eventual arrest. The combination of slow-motion cinematography and lighting effects work well to create the perfect accompaniment to the thoughtful track.
‘From Eden’ is a bluesy and melodious track that you should definitely take the time to listen to if you haven’t already.
Hozier is out now via Island Records.


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