Hozier: Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene

Video: Hozier has been on my musical radar ever since Take Me To Church came out — by which I mean that one song has been saved on my phone since then. But it was only this week that I started discovering how fantastic his lesser-known stuff is.

Angel of Small Death & The Codeine Scene is the second track on Hozier’s self-named debut album. As far as I can work out from the lyrics (I’m pretty sure I failed English Lit, so bear with me here), it’s something to do with teenage sex and drugs, but not in a good way.

Too many of the debut albums I listen to are just fourteen tracks of samesy material (I’m looking at you, Taylor Swift) so getting a debut with such a rich, mature mix of material is a genuine treat. Hozier has been powering me through this Saturday Blogday, and if you haven’t heard it yet, it’s definitely worth the listen.