Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Hozier has released his latest track 'Movement' – taken from his forthcoming sophomore album set for release early next year. Upon release, the track was featured as Zane Lowe's World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music is available now via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. 'Movement' was written by Hozier and produced by Markus Dravs and Hozier.
'Movement' arrives as Hozier announces his return to Australia in early 2019 for an Australian headline tour in April 2019. Hozier will perform back-to-back nights at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 April, followed by a night at Melbourne's stunning Palais Theatre on Thursday 25 April with special guest Didirri. Tickets for Hozier's headline tour dates go on sale at 9:00AM, Friday 23rd November. In addition, Hozier is set to play an already announced appearance at Bluesfest in Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend in 2019, where he joins an incredible calibre of artists including Jack Johnson, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Paul Kelly, David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, Julia Stone, Kasey Chambers and more!
To accompany the new release, Hozier has also shared the official video for 'Movement' – watch HERE. Directed by UK duo Us (Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor), the visual stars Sergei Polunin who previously collaborated with David LaChapelle for their stunning video set to Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' for Steven Cantor's documentary "Dancer."
In speaking about the 'Movement' visual, Hozier says: "I was first confronted by Sergei's talent when I saw a performance of his set to my music in collaboration with David LaChapelle. I believe one of the greatest things to become of your own work is for it to form part of another artist's vision or execution. That performance itself gave rise to ideas in the song 'Movement' so I was incredibly proud to work with Sergei on this video. Sergei Polunin is a once in a generation talent. He's a man of incredible skill and artistry and shows a dedication to his art form that I find inspiring. I'm thrilled to share this with everyone."
Sergei adds: "When I found out that Hozier wanted me to be in his new music video for the song 'Movement' I was over the moon with happiness. When I first heard the song, I thought – he did it again, he created a masterpiece. His music inspired and moved me before, and he did it again with 'Movement.'"
Last month Hozier concluded his sold-out tour across North America in support of 'Nina Cried Power' his first collection of new music since the 2014 release of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The EP's title track, which features vocals from multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and performer Mavis Staples and instrumentation by renowned Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Booker T Jones, peaked at #1 at Triple A radio and, within the first week of release, closed out the format's panel. Hozier and Mavis Staples recently joined forces for performances of "Nina Cried Power" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Born Andrew Hozier-Byrne, Hozier is an award-winning musician, singer and songwriter from Ireland. His debut studio album HOZIER – released in October 2014 – is certified PLATINUM in Australia and includes the 8 x PLATINUM-Grammy-nominated anthem 'Take Me To Church' the optimistic, up-tempo PLATINUM certified 'Someone New' the soulful 'Work Song' and early stand out 'From Eden' In 2016, Hozier released the album's closing track 'Cherry Wine' as a charity single to create awareness of the domestic abuse problems worldwide with proceeds benefiting a series of international domestic abuse charities. Watch the song's powerful video starring Saoirse Ronan here. Hozier followed up the success of his debut LP with a soundtrack cut 'Better Love' from Warner Bros' adventure film The Legend Of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christopher Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.
Hozier | 2019 Tour Dates
With Special Guest Didirri – Melbourne Only
Presented by Chugg Entertainment
Monday 22 April – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Tuesday 23 April – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Thursday 25 April – Palais Theatre
Also appearing at Bluesfest Byron Bay in 2019