'I Find That Strange, And Very Sad' - Hozier Hits Out At 'Self Obsessed' Selfie Culture
Hozier has revealed that he finds the popularity of social media "strange and very sad".
In a new interview with The Telegraph, the Take Me To Church singer spoke about the impact that his rise to fame has had on his life and admitted that he finds many aspects of his newfound career surreal.
“It’s been a very steep learning curve. By nature I’m an awkward person, I’m a gangly introvert. I feel my duty is to make music. And then you get into this whole malarkey. I just came from VH1 and they’re asking me about my hair. This is a man-bun, apparently.”
He added that he doesn't understand the voyeuristic culture propagated by social media sites and the expectation of sharing personal elements of his life leaves him "uncomfortable".
“We are in a self-obsessed moment of mankind. Everything is marketed towards the idea of the self, but not the real self, rather what you want people to think you are. Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self," he explained.
"I’m uncomfortable with selfies and status updates documenting mundane pieces of my life which I don’t think should be of interest to anyone else. The idea that people would spend some of their own human experience discussing the most trivial everyday experiences of somebody else’s life, I find that strange, and very sad in many ways.”
Hozier plays a series of sold-out shows in Dublin, Cork, Castlebar, Kerry and Belfast from Thursday December 4th.