Hozier Say Some Fans Inappropriately Touch Him When They Ask for Selfies


Hozier has shot to fame after the release of ‘Take Me to Church’ but he admits that dealing with fame for the first time has come with some surprises – and he wasn’t expecting people to inappropriately touch him when they ask for selfies. The singer admits the whole situation can make him feel strange:

“When it’s ten people wanting selfies it can be uncomfortable. You want to disappear. When there’s a hand on your a**e as they take your picture it’s certainly objectifying.”

Speaking on no longer being able to go out with friends like he used to, Hozier says he doesn’t mind losing that element of his privacy and is now living his dream:

”But that is a small price to pay. I may not be able to go into a pub in Dublin with friends any more, but that’s the worst of it. To be able to do this for a living? It’s a dream come true.”

He admits he never expected his hit song to take off like it has and didn’t think it fit the usual formula:

”My background is in folk and blues and I never thought I’d end up on radio, especially as ‘Take Me To Church’ is a wordy song with changing time signatures and no bass guitar. It shouldn’t have taken off, but it did.”

He also recently said that he has just been getting used to fame and naturally finds it quite difficult because he’s introverted:

“It’s been a very steep learning curve. By nature I’m an awkward person, I’m a gangly introvert. I feel my duty is to make music. And then you get into this whole malarkey. I just came from VH1 and they’re asking me about my hair.” He touches his bunched-up ponytail. “This is a man-bun, apparently.”

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