Album Review: Unreal Unearth by Hozier
Rubyworks Island Columbia
GRADE – A
The Irish solo artist released his third album, produced by Hozier himself. Unreal Unearth is an indie-folk sound with soul and blues. “Eat Your Young” and “Unknown/Nth” are beautifully written songs in the album that really showcase his talent. His vocals are powerful and soar to heights unseen with a delicate falsetto, dancing one minute and tearing up the next. Hozier went deeper with each song, mentioning heaven, angels and mythological figures while a gospel choir sings in the background. Each song is filled with creative metaphors, imagery and well-thought-out lyrics. Unreal Unearth seems to follow the impending creative death with intimations of mortality. Hozier succeeds in exploring that dark emotional world while his painful descent makes listeners immediately want to climb down with him. It brings a sense of heavy-hearted remorse, hopeful anticipation and the joys and sorrows of the human experience.