Hozier – Unreal Unearth

One of the most wonderfully indulgent records of the year.

Label: Island Records
Released: 18th August 2023

Immersive from the offset, Hozier’s latest offering, ‘Unreal Unearth’, is every bit as beautiful as you’d expect. Creating a listening experience akin to taking a warm bath, the Irish crooner offers comfort from the world.

From the offset, ‘Unreal Unearth’ brings big and bold anthems. Flawless production sees simple riffs ring aloud as Hozier’s larger-than-life vocals take centre stage. From the danceable ‘Eat Your Young’ to the all-encompassing ‘Francesca’, the album features some of his most soulful work to date. Choral accompaniment accents his almighty anthems, contrasting with beautifully subtle guitar licks.

‘Unreal Unearth’ oozes charm with soothing blues guitar and a hit of sex appeal. A master of ambience, Hozier has produced the perfect mix of pensive reflection and groove-driven anthems. Wonderfully cathartic, track after track brings a sense of euphoria. Rich, warm tones and vocals make for one of the most wonderfully indulgent records of the year.

Perfectly polished, every aspect of the album further cements Hozier as a great songwriter.

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