Hozier has been keeping his music within his family – after asking his mum to design his album cover.
The Wicklow singer is releasing his new album in September, and commissioned his artist mum Raine Hozier-Byrne to design the cover.
She said: “It’s so seldom that you’re cool to your own kids so I was delighted when he asked me to be involved.”
Cover: Hozier’s mum designed it for him
And Raine admitted it’s particularly odd to to see her son performing at festivals.
“We are all shy, so to see him on stage is a strange and wonderful thing for us,” she told the Herald.
“He’s a very hard-working lad and it’s been a big year for the family but I’m most proud of the fact that he is such a nice kid – the kind of guy you’d want to spend time with,” she said.
“To hear him talk about his music is amazing, he treats it like a language. He talks about it like another person would talk about learning French.”