Hozier gets apology, drops lawsuit against Chilly Gonzales

Hozier just wanted an apology

A couple days ago, Chilly Gonzales released a video for his Pop Masterclass claiming that Hozier ripped off Feist’s “How Come You Never Go There” for his mega-hit “Take Me To Church”.

As we reported yesterday, Hozier’s lawyers responded by saying that those claims were “groundless”, and that they’d be filing a defamation lawsuit against Chilly Gonzales for his comments. Shortly after, a statement was issued to Gonzales’ Facebook apologizing for his comments:

I would like to fully retract any and all implication of copyright infringement in last week’s Pop Music Masterclass “Take Me To Church” and sincerely apologize to Hozier whose work I respect. Chilly Gonzales

Posted by Chilly Gonzales on Monday, October 5, 2015


Almost immediately after that, Hozier issued a response, saying he would not be filing a lawsuit. Turns out all he was looking for was an apology:

There has been some talk in the press of legal action and I'd like to clarify my position and the goings-on of the past…

Posted by Hozier on Monday, October 5, 2015

Well that settles that.