Wicklow-man Hozier has said his biggest career worry is that he'll get too happy and then his songwriting will suffer.

Speaking to The Independent, the 25-year-old Take Me To Church hitmaker, real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne, said: “Of course, the great fear is getting too happy and never being able to write another song. I suppose I’ll just avoid happiness at all costs and then I’ll still have material to work from."

He added: “Good news hits you – it can take a while to sink in. ‘I’ve been nominated for a Grammy? Great!’

“You have to allow yourself a moment to enjoy it, but it’s not good to pat yourself on the back when everyone else is doing that.”