If you saw Hozier on The Late Late Show a few weeks back, no doubt you'll have been mesmerised by his haunting version of 'The Parting Glass'.
The Wicklow musician performed the song in tribute to those who had lost their lives in the current pandemic and it brought many viewers to tears.
Now, after a hugely positive response to the song, he is releasing it as a digital single this Friday.
All proceeds will go to ISPCC Childline, who have been running their #NeverGiveUpOnAChildEver campaign in recent weeks. A number of Irish musicians have been livestreaming gigs from their homes for the charity.
The single is out on Friday, April 17th - and in the meantime, you can also donate €4 by texting CHILDHOOD to 50300.
— Stephen Daly (@StephenDalyShow) March 27, 2020
— Jodie Delany (@JodieJDelany) March 27, 2020
i watched Hozier’s performance of The Parting Glass and now i cant see my computer screen for tears. im supposed to be working
— craic killer (@breadndread) April 15, 2020
What if I just listened to Hozier sing the parting glass on repeat for the next three months?
— underthenerdhood (@thenerdhood) April 10, 2020
I know shits fucked cause I listened to hozier sing ‘the parting glass’ and it took everything in me not to start weeping
— the internet says im groovy (@kyraswnsn) April 9, 2020
as an irish woman and musician who adores @Hozier’s music and has seen him live, after hearing him singing the parting glass there is absolutely nothing more i want than an Irish trad album, @Hozier please
— Ciara Kennedy (@ciara__kennedy) April 14, 2020