Hozier gave New York City commuters a surprise on Wednesday evening by busking at a subway station and playing songs from his new album Wasteland, Baby!
The musician performed with his guitar, a keyboard player and a group of backing singers at the city's Rockefeller Centre subway station, and a crowd quickly formed to soak it all in as he opened the impromptu performance with his smash hit Take Me To Church.
Hey, look. It’s @Hozier singing songs in the NYC subway 🚆 pic.twitter.com/h7a4RBn91z— Spotify (@Spotify) March 7, 2019
Hozier shared videos to his Instagram and Twitter of him performing Almost (Sweet Music), one of the first singles from his second album, which was released last Friday.
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"Dropped in on some New Yorkers’ commute home tonight for a quick subway session," he captioned the video.
He also posted more videos to his Instagram story, with performances of Nina Cried Power and Movement also featuring.
Getting New Yorkers to stop in the subway is a true skill @Hozier 👏 pic.twitter.com/6qnlWTVQTP— Spotify (@Spotify) March 7, 2019
Check out our interview with Hozier where he speaks to Sinead Brennan about his new album, being obsessive about your own work, the importance of standing up for what you believe in and more.