I rarely listen to the radio so I’d imagine that’s the reason for why I haven’t gotten sick of this song or of Hozier just yet. I thoroughly enjoy the original version of “Take Me to Church” but I also find Ellie’s voice to be perfectly suited for it too. She adds to the already hauntingly menacing feeling of the song and it gives me chills just listening to it. This cover reminds me of the brilliant Radio 1 Live Lounge covers that are always happening–musicians covering other musician’s songs is mah fave thing.
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