'It's an indictment of institutions that undermine humanity'
Ed Keeble, Alexandra Pollard

14:04 3rd October 2014

If you are one of the 11 million people who's watched Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' video, you'll already know that he's not afraid to tackle the big issues. 

Watch Hozier discuss 'Take Me To Church' in the video above

Speaking to Gigwise about the song, the singer described it as "an indictment of institutions that undermine humanity." As for the visceral, shocking video that accompanies it - that was inspired by the recent Russian smear campaign against homosexuality, which "put it in line with bestiality and paedophilia."

One thing he wants to make clear though - he does have some fun songs on his forthcoming debut album; and he hopes fans can forgive him for that. Watch the full interview above.