Hozier has revealed that his second album is “on the way”, and that he has “a great deal” of it already written.
The singer, who hails from Wicklow, has been on hiatus for almost a year, but teased fans that his comeback will be sooner than we thought.
Speaking on The Eoghan McDermott Show on RTÉ2FM, Hozier said, “It’s on the way. I’ve much of a great deal of it written and demoed and a great deal of it arranged… but it’s still in progress. I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited about it.”
“It’s a mixed bag. I think it will be dark but it will have a sense of humour to it and it will be fun too.
“I can’t really describe it because I’m trying to pare down the songs I don’t want, so it will be hard to pick what makes it in the end,” he explained.
The 27-year-old, who shot to fame in 2014 with his hit single Take Me To Church, also admitted that he’s still uncomfortable with fame and being recognised.
“I’m still trying to reconcile that aspect of it. It’s easy for me to reconcile the song and I’m thrilled that the song did what it did and reached people, but reconciling being recognised by people can be odd, and took much longer to get used to.”
“You go into something because you’ve music to make and you’ve songs you want to write and sing – and then there’s everything else that follows…that is trickier,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hozier is gearing up to take part in a global refugee concert series called ‘Give a Home’ in Dublin on September 20.
Hundreds of artists will take part in the series, which will see stars such as Ed Sheeran perform all over the world for Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds.