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Andrew Hozier-Byrne

Hozier Opens Up: "I Was At War With Myself" - How To Begin To HEAL & UNBLOCK Your Creativity

"The quality of my work and music doesn't change whether it's listened to by a billion people or a thousand."

Today, we’re joined by the incredibly talented musician, Hozier. At just 24 years old, Andrew Hozier-Byrne captured the world’s attention with his hit song ‘Take Me To Church.’ We’ll explore how he navigated the immense success and pressure that followed, and whether he experienced imposter syndrome amidst the praise. Andrew will also share his insights on balancing the desire to serve his audience while staying true to his art, and how he learned to prioritize his passion for music over chasing chart rankings. Now, let’s dive into today’s powerful episode with Hozier!


Listen to his new album, Unreal, Unearth – OUT NOW!

"I want to walk in step with myself that feels aligned with my art and aligned with my work, and to feel at peace in whatever art needs to be made." @hozier  

And now let’s jump into episode 1596 of The School of Greatness!

"My relationship with my work is very dependent on the relationship with myself. Whether it's self-doubt, criticism or internal monologue that is largely negative. Sometime during the pandemic I hit a wall and felt like I had written my very last song. I had to come around to sitting with myself and my thoughts to get through it." @hozier  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How did you navigate huge success and pressure at age 24 after your massive hit song ‘Take Me To Church’?
  • Did you experience imposter syndrome after receiving so much praise?
  • Do you feel the pressure to solve the worlds problems through your music?
  • Were you thinking more about serving your audience or focusing on your own art when you wrote ‘Take Me To Church’?
  • How did you learn to focus on your art and music vs. chasing song downloads and chart rankings?
  • Why do you think you’re selling more tickets now, ten years later, after your first big hit?
  • In the last decade, what has been your biggest personal transformation?
  • What was the big realization you had when you put touring on pause and had to self-reflect?
  • What has been the most spiritual experience you’ve had on stage?
  • How do you keep your energy and freshness when you’re on a long tour?
  • How do you release your art to the world and be proud of it regardless of how the world receives it?
  • You recently released your new album, Unreal, Unearth, is the feeling different this time around vs. your first album?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Strategies for navigating the pressures of success and maintaining authenticity in your life.
  • The importance of self-reflection and personal growth in overcoming challenges and evolving over time.
  • Techniques for sustaining energy and enthusiasm in demanding careers and long-term projects.
  • The role of spirituality and emotional connection and how to connect with large audiences on a deeper level.
  • Insights into the creative process and the mindset required for successfully releasing and promoting new work.
  • Plus much more…

Transcript of this Episode

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