Hozier has released his new single Movement, which is now available through Island Records. It’s being promoted by an arresting new video which features distinguished ballet dancer and performance artist Sergei Polunin, which you can watch here.
Polunin featured in Steven Cantor’s 2016 documentary Dancer, in a David LaChapelle-directed performance which was set to Hozier’s worldwide smash hit ‘Take Me To Church’.
Of the collaboration between the two artists, Hozier says: “I was first confronted by Sergei’s talent when I saw a performance of his set to my music in collaboration with David LaChapelle. I believe one of the greatest things to become of your own work is for it to form part of another artist’s vision or execution. That performance itself gave rise to ideas for this song, so I was incredibly proud to work with Sergei on this video. He is a once-in-a-generation talent. He’s a man of incredible skill and artistry and shows a dedication to his art form that I find inspiring. I’m thrilled to share this with everyone.”
Sergei Polunin says: “When I found out that Hozier wanted me to be in his new music video for the song Movement, I was over the moon with happiness. “He did it again”, I thought when I heard the song – he created a masterpiece. His music inspired and moved me before and, he did it again with this song Movement”.
The response and acclaim for Hozier’s recent shows and music has been widespread. The Irish-born musician, singer and songwriter’s recent EP ‘Nina Cried Power’ has been streamed over 45 million times since its release. The lead single and title track was dubbed “startling” by The Guardian, and The Evening Standard remarked in their 5-star live review of his previous London show: “His new songs are elevated into the realms of the celestial”.
Movement has already proved a standout track at Hozier’s recent live shows across North America. This month, he returns to Europe this month to play a sold-out run of UK shows – including two at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith – as part of his tour of the UK and Europe. For tickets and further information, please visit the artist’s website.
Hozier plays the following European shows:
Wednesday 14th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
Thursday 15th November – Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday 18th November – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Monday 19th November – X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday 21st November – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Friday 23rd November – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany
Sunday 25th November – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Monday 26th November – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden
Wednesday 28th November – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 30th November – Mehr! Theatre, Hamburg, Germany
Monday 3rd December – Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday 4th December – TivoliVredenberg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
Thursday 6th December – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Friday 7th December – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Sunday 9th December – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
Tuesday 11th December – Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Wednesday 12th December – Eventim Apollo, London, UK.