Hozier’s New Music Video Echoes Russian LGBT Violence

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Hozier, an Irish singer-songwriter whose debut EP ‘Take Me To Church’ premiered in early July, has released the music video for title track.

The video follows the relationship between two gay men and the violently homophobic backlash that ensues when the community learns of one of the men’s sexuality.

Ireland’s State noted that the video echoes the wave of violence currently plaguing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Russia. Hozier told Slate…

“The video references the recent increase of organised attacks and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful, and oppressive political campaign against the LGBT community.

The song was always about humanity at it’s most natural and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious organisations and those who would have us believe they act in it’s interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish.”

Hozier Take Me To Church

Source – HozierMusic on YouTube

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