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Hozier and Colonization: An Analysis of “Butchered Tongue”

Narrator: Hozier. Take Me To Church (0:59-1:14) Narrator: The singer-songwriter known for his breakout debut, “Take Me To Church,” has long flown under the radar as a harbinger of counterculture and a modern protest music extraordinaire. With his most recent… Continue Reading →

Third Listen – Butchered Tongue, Hozier (Emma Kelly)

Butchered Tongue, Third Listen   Though “Butchered Tongue” is a newer release, and thus does not have quite the backlog of musical versions, alternatives, and covers that some songs do, it does have a rich vocal performance in both its… Continue Reading →

Second Listen – Butchered Tongue, Hozier (Emma Kelly)

Second Listen Lineage Zombie, The Cranberries -> Foreigner’s God, Hozier -> Butchered Tongue, Hozier “Zombie” “Zombie,” by The Cranberries, is one of the most recognizable contemporary protest songs. Written by an Irish band, about the heavy violence present in the… Continue Reading →

First Listen – Hozier, “Butchered Tongue” (Emma Kelly)

Hozier’s “Butchered Tongue,” lends itself more to a historical context as it explores the devastating long term effects of colonization, but is certainly informed by modern events and contemporary understandings of language and culture. As the song goes, “And as… Continue Reading →

Fall 2023 Proposal (“Seriously” and “Butchered Tongue”)

The two songs I am proposing for my podcast project are, “Seriously,” by Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom Jr., which explores the mind of President Obama during the 2016 election cycle, and “Butchered Tongue,” by Hozier, which tackles the consequences… Continue Reading →

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