Self-described as a funky disco love song, Hozier has shared “De Selby (Part 2)” – the final sneak peek of his forthcoming album Unreal Unearth ahead of release on August 18. Sharing its name with a character from Irish literary classic The Third Policeman, “De Selby (Parts 1 & 2)” open the album. This immersive two-song suite dips into a Gaelic passage only to melt into a bass-driven groove on the second half.
In speaking about today’s release, Hozier says: “This song reflects on darkness and night falling. It aligned with the thinking of the character of De Selby. When you can’t see where your hands and the darkness end, they literally become one and the same. Part 2 is something of a descent. We are lost together in this moment with no beginning and no end. The track explores this theme over a disco track, hope you enjoy!”
Following a surprise set at Glastonbury last month, Hozier is currently wrapping the first leg of his European and UK tour with sold-out shows in London, Reading, Manchester, and Belfast. He will bring his massive international ‘Unreal Unearth Tour’ to North America this fall beginning September 9 in St. Louis, MO. Promoted by Live Nation, this is Hozier’s largest headline run in the U.S. and Canada to date with 28 sold-out shows across 25 cities, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. See full tour routing below and visit https://hozier.com/ for more information.
Unreal Unearth, due August 18, marks Hozier’s third studio album. The 16-track LP is available for pre-order HERE and features “De Selby (Part 2),” “Unknown / Nth,” “Francesca,” “All Things End,” and “Eat Your Young” as well as 11 new songs including “De Selby (Part 1).” See full tracklisting below. Unreal Unearth will be offered both digitally and 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.