Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has announced details of a huge UK and European tour for later this year. The musician will take second album Wasteland, Baby! – released on 1 March- on the road this summer – beginning with a show at Copenhagen’s KB Hallen on 19 August.
Speaking to the NME earlier this week, the singer described how Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016.
“It’s trying to look at the warm centre of human kindness and you find that in Wasteland, Baby!’,” he explained.
“While there’s other songs on there that have doom and gloom and might touch upon it, Wasteland Baby goes straight for it. It lets us imagine how the worlds might end in a very real sense. But as long as there’s people, that ‘You and I’, there’s always potential for kindness and that is something to be hopeful about.”