“The luxury you have of being an artist is you can actually talk about that stuff, and deal with it. It’s not something I think about all the time, but it’s brilliant to be able to just take it away and write about it and play it; when you play it, you deal with the emotions and you can get on with the rest of your life.”
“the more you give life a go the more you realise there ain’t nothing free. So you work hard, put your heart and soul into it and hope something will grow from that. If not, I’ll still be fifty years of age, still playing music, still recording my own stuff so I’m not really too stressed.”
“Our lawyer sent me an email going, ‘oh have you heard of this guy, Hozier?’ and I was like, ‘Yes, I expect you to have instigated legal proceedings by the time you’ve finished reading this email,’ and he emailled back, ‘are you serious? do you want me to?’
“And I said ‘No! No, no, don’t!’ It’s like, it’s his name, and I certainly don’t think it’s going to do him any favours, and it certainly won’t do us any harm!
“We were thinking of covering Take Me To Church just to make it more confusing.”
“…it was hell. A very painful film to make with hard lessons learned, but a necessary one that has made me a stronger filmmaker. Film can be fun when all the elements are singing in harmony and elevating the material. That’s when its magic. A lot comes down to the choices you make, but ultimately it’s all about learning. You learn from your failures, not your successes.”