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Ellie Goulding Brings Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ to Church

Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Take Me to Church

If you were waiting for Ellie Goulding to cover Hozier’s smash hit “Take Me to Church,” your prayers have been answered. The English singer just shared her icy, much sparser take on Hozier’s passionately bellowed original. Goulding’s smooth version of the track is the best type of cover — it’s a big reinvention that’s neither gimmicky nor unrecognizable from the original. It just might be an improvement. Stream it below, and see how it stacks up to Hozier’s Annie Lennox-aided performance at the Grammys.