Today, due to overwhelming fan-demand since first teasing the song in September of last year, Hozier has shared “Unknown / Nth” from his forthcoming album Unreal Unearth.
Featuring dreamy blues guitar thread over a sparse, icy soundscape, the track explores heartbreak at the hands of someone you trusted and the cycle of repeating the same mistakes. Touching on the project’s playful exploration of the structure of Dante’s Inferno, “Unknown / Nth” reflects on the sin of the ninth circle of hell: treachery. Listen HERE and watch the accompanying lyric video HERE.
In speaking about the track, Hozier says: “The title comes from the expression of an unknown but large number, i.e. ‘Nth.’ The song reflects on having your heartbroken by someone you trusted. You think you learned, and it happens again. It also recalls ‘Ninth’ or the 9th circle of treachery. The song throws away the old premise of angelhood. None of us are angels. We are all going to break someone else’s heart or hurt another person. Musically, there was a minimalist approach. In that cold empty place, something else happened.”
Unreal Unearth, due August 18, marks Hozier’s third studio album. The 16-track LP is available for pre-order HERE and features “Unknown / Nth,” “Francesca,” “All Things End,” and “Eat Your Young”. The album will be offered digitally as well as in various physical configurations including standard black LP, raw ochre D2C exclusive LP, burnt clay Amazon exclusive LP, light umber indie retail exclusive LP, CD, and cassette. See the exclusive vinyl pack shots below.
Fresh off the heels of his sold-out run of intimate pop-up shows in the U.S. last month, Hozier is currently on tour in Europe with a secret set at Glastonbury tonight at 7:30pm on the Woodsies www. He will then bring his massive international ‘Unreal Unearth Tour’ to the UK this summer, including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace Park on Friday July 21st. He’ll then return in the winter for a run of spectacular arena shows which will see him play London’s OVO Arena Wembley on December 15th.See full routing below and visit https://hozier.com/ for more information.
Sun 25th Glasgow, Queens Park Arena SOLD-OUT
Tue 27th KIllarney, Gleneagle INEC Arena SOLD OUT
Fri 30th Dublin, Malahide Castle SOLD OUT
Sun 2nd Halifax, Piece Hall SOLD-OUT
Mon 3rd Newcastle, 02 City Hall SOLD-OUT
Wed 5th Manchester, Castlefield Bowl SOLD-OUT
Thu 6th Cardiff, Cardiff Castle SOLD-OUT
Sat 8th Bournemouth, 02 Academy SOLD-OUT
Sun 9th Birmingham, 02 Academy SOLD-OUT
Fri 21st London, Alexandra Palace Park SOLD-OUT
Sun 23rd Berkshire, Englefield Estate
Tue 25th Manchester, Albert Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 26th Belfast, Limelight SOLD OUT
Sun 10th Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Mon 11th Glasgow, OVO Hydro
Wed 13th Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Fri 15th London, OVO Arena Wembley
Sun 17th Belfast, SSE Arena