I had been eagerly waiting for new music from Hozier, and he did not disappoint!
The new songs are full of his lyrical genius and overall attention to detail. They are smart and beautiful and dreamy and sensual.
The EP's title track, Nina Cried Power, is an anthem in the same vein as Take Me to Church. Hozier doesn't shy away from sociopolitical commentary or activism in his music or in life.
I'm in love with all four songs on the EP and every other song he's ever done (including covers), but his bluesy, soulful, snap-your-fingers songs, like Moment's Silence (Common Tongue), are probably my favorite.
His dreamy, folksy, make-you-feel-like-you've-lived-a-past-life selection on this album is Shrike. As the years have gone by, I have realized that I'm not a romantic, but these types of songs from Hozier make me want to dance among the dew at 3 am while dreaming of a one true love that might magically exist within time and space.
He sounds great live, also. If you're a fan of his music, don't miss an opportunity to see him.