Rising star Hozier has been given a massive boost in the UK – as the BBC start to push his music.
The Wicklow singer’s new single Sedated has been included on Radio One’s New Music We Trust playlist.
And this means that the 24-year-old’s single – which is the title track of his upcoming album – will be played throughout the day on the stations.
Industry insiders revealed this will massively help Hozier, who is managed by MCD boss Caroline Downey, create a career outside of Ireland.
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“Only a very few songs, in this week’s case five, are selected for the New Music We Trust playlist and it will definitely help Hozier,” a source said.
“It means he’ll be constantly played on the biggest music station in the UK, and the station clearly thinks he is one to watch. They are good at supporting acts they like.
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“It will also be one of the main indicators to promoters and music magazines that there’s something special about Hozier.”
Already Hozier has managed to bag prestigious slots performing Take Me To Church – his first single – to millions of Americans on a number of US late night shows.
Meanwhile, Hozier has also been given a massive boost after getting a track featured on the soundtrack to Zac Braff’s new film Wish I Was Here.