Long before he belted out “Take Me To Church,” Hozier tried his hand, or his voice rather, at some classic Pink Floyd. But did he do Pink Floyd justice?
Well before he made it big, Andrew Hozier-Byrne was singing covers and according to Hot Press, “performing with myriad groups before striking out on his own.” And one of the bands he covered? None other than the iconic rock band, Pink Floyd.
Over three years ago, while attending Trinity College of Dublin, the Irish singer and his college’s orchestra took on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
In 2012, Hozier and the Trinity Orchestra performed multiple songs from one of Pink Floyd’s most popular albums during the “10 Days In Dublin Festival,” according to WZLX.
Hozier “sang lead vocals on ‘Time’ and ‘Breathe (Reprise)'” off of the Pink Floyd album. The tall, clean-cut man on the right is Hozier himself belting out the Pink Floyd classics.
So how do people feel about Hozier’s take on Pink Floyd? The reviews are in, and Hozier’s Pink Floyd cover was “awesome” and “incredible” among other things.
— Her.ie (@Herdotie) April 3, 2015
@PinkFloydGeek I never like covers of Pink Floyd. Ever. For this one, I’ll make an exception. Amazing!
— LadiePhoenix007 (@HMarie5) April 3, 2015
— Which One’s Pink? (@W1P) April 3, 2015
Watch This Throwback Vid Of Hozier Covering Pink Floyd Back In His College Days http://t.co/Vvc6KEZRDG Great version of Time this…Enjoy
— Stephen Paul Smith™ (@steve_sps) March 31, 2015
Hozier Covering Pink Floyd http://t.co/L1TKGwy5ym I actually liked this.
— Mayssa (@MayssaERassy) April 3, 2015
— Radio 104.5 (@Radio1045) March 31, 2015
Pink Floyd originally released Dark Side of the Moon in March of 1973. It hit No. 1 on the American music charts for just one week, yet it is widely popular, selling over 34 million copies worldwide. It was re-mastered and re-released in 1993.
And according to Hokafloyd, “The album is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being on the charts longer than any other album in history, namely 591 consecutive weeks or 11.4 years in Billboard top 200!”
Despite being released over 40 years ago, Pink Floyd and their album Dark Side of the Moon continue to be widely popular and widely covered.
[Photo Courtesy of Joe.ie]