Hozier

Hozier at the Pride of Ireland Awards

The Pride of Ireland Awards welcomed

a series of stars on Monday night, but none captured the imagination more than 2015’s breakout star Hozier.

Young Perspective managed to grab a quick chat with the Greystones native on the event’s red carpet. “The last few months have been very very busy,” he said. “Last few years really! So it’s amazing to be home. I’ve a lot of work ahead of me; I’ve got to keep the head down as much as possible for the rest of the year and get some work done!

Speaking on the awards; the Take Me To Church singer said “To be here is a joy. There are a lot of people here very deserving of some fantastic recognition, there are  a lot of stories that would go untold and a lot of bravery. It’s fantastic to be here and give people recognition.”

The Grammy-nominated star walked the modest red carpet at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin with a timidness that told a story of an astronomical rise from a gigging musician to platinum-selling recording artist. To call the former Trinity student an ‘overnight success’ might seem accurate from his demeanour in the press, but the moniker couldn’t be farther from the truth.

“I wouldn’t hope to imagine that [the majority of people at the ceremony was a fan of his],” he giggled when asked about his effect on the evening’s attendees.

“It’s the case where if anyone enjoys my music it’s a real joy and a real pleasure. But it’s something you try to keep out of your mind as much as you can. You gotta concentrate on what’s ahead of you.

“Thankfully, I haven’t got used to [red carpets] yet!”

On his new projects, he admitted that there was a ‘natural’ pressure that came with following up his mega-hit debut album. “Yeah naturally there’s pressure, but these are things you have to zone out. Your only duty is to the music you feel you have to make.”

He remained tight-lipped on details of his next record, but admitted that he was in the very early stages. “For the next few months I’m gonna take a quiet breather, just enjoy the quiet time and work on the next album.”

Image credit: flickr.com/swimfinfan

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Donagh Corby
Donagh started working in the League of Ireland in 2010 at the age of 12. Since then his videos have amassed over two hundred thousand views on Youtube and he has worked with RTE, Ireland's National Broadcaster, as well as newspapers and radio stations all over the country. He has won awards for his work, including the inaugural Football Blogging Award. You can follow him on twitter @DonaghCorby_
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