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Hozier Talks New Album, Irish Roots On ‘Lipps Service’

Irish singer/songwriter's new album, 'Unreal Earth,' is out now

Irish singer/songwriter Hozier is the guest on the newest installment of the Lipps Service podcast, speaking with host Scott Lipps about his brand new album Unreal Unearth and the four years that have passed since its predecessor, the influence of Brandi Carlile and Joni Mitchell on his music, his thoughts on the late Sinead O’Connor, and his favorite Irish acts.

The artist also discussed meeting countrymen U2 at the Kennedy Center Honors last year, a difficult early career booking on The Late Show With David Letterman, dropping out of college to pursue music, the strangest pronunciation of his last name, and the merits of performing in intimate venues.

On the previous Lipps Service episode, 311 vocalist Nick Hexum talked about “faking it until you make it,” the Nebraska-reared band’s signature reggae sound, the advent of the annual “311 Day” and 311’s Caribbean cruises, and the progress of its next studio album.

Since it began in 2018, the acclaimed podcast has featured many of the biggest voices and personalities in music, including exclusive interviews with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, David Lee Roth, Shepard Fairey, Courtney Love, Dove Cameron, Mick Fleetwood, Nikki Sixx, Perry Farrell, and many more. Every few weeks, a new episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service is available wherever you listen to podcasts.