Listen: Hozier releases ‘Almost (Sweet Music),’ announces sophomore album

'Wasteland, Baby!' is set to arrive on March 1

Hozier has announced the release of his sophomore album, Wasteland, Baby!, which is set to arrive on March 1st. In honour of the announcement, the Irish singer has released “Almost (Sweet Music),” the first track off of the forthcoming record.

Hozier’s sweet, soulful voice and lyrical finger-picking serve as the backbone of the song, with an added energetic twist. The lyrics are mostly composed of classic yearning jazz song titles like “Stella by Starlight,” “Night and Day,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Paper Doll,” “A Love Supreme,” “My Foolish Heart,” and more.

Listen to “Almost (Sweet Music)” and check out the tracklist for Wasteland, Baby! below.
 

 
Wasteland, Baby! Tracklist:

01 – “Nina Cried Power (featuring Mavis Staples)”
02 – “Almost (Sweet Music)”
03 – “Movement”
04 – “No Plan”
05 – “Nobody”
06 – “To Noise Making (Sing)”
07 – “As It Was”
08 – “Shrike”
09 – “Talk”
10 – “Be”
11 – “Dinner & Diatribes”
12 – “Would That I”
13 – “Sunlight”
14 – “Wasteland, Baby!”