Most of us have our headphones, earphones, or AirPods on to pass the time during our daily commute. We just put our favorite playlist on and zone out till we get to work or get home. But would it be nice if the music was live? Wouldn’t it be nice if your favorite artist suddenly played right in front of you? That’s exactly what the commuters at the Rockefeller Center subway stop last year.
On the sixth of March 2019, Irish singer and songwriter Hozier was filmed singing “Take Me To Church” to the surprise and delight of the commuters at the station. It was on one of the few songs he performed at the pop-up show in the New York City subway stop that Wednesday night. Back in 2014, “Take Me To Church” was one of the most played songs over the radio, and it was no surprise that he opened his mini-concert with this song.
Apparently, the singer was visiting the city for a performance at a charity concert called Love Rocks NYC! It was a concert that was held yearly for the God’s Love We Deliver charity which provides clinically ill patients around the New York City area with nutritious meals. That year’s concert was held at the Beacon Theatre and also featured iconic performers like Nancy Wilson of the band Heart and Led Zep’s very own Robert Plant.
Right now, Hozier is busy promoting his latest album “Wasteland, Baby!” and getting ready for a tour. Just in March and April of this year, he did a few live-streamed performances on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, and he also announced that his cover of “The Parting Glass” will be streamed on all platforms. Proceeds from the performances and the cover song will go to helping raise money and awareness for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC). Watch the video below!
Hozier is doing a bunch of live streams and fundraisings to help in the battle against COVID-19!