Hozier's Coachella debut was as emotional as you'd expect.
Hozier and Este Haim performing together - isn't that the most Coachella thing you've ever heard? The LA-based music festival played host to this most hipster-ish of pairings yesterday, Saturday April 11, during the first of two consecutive weekends of non-stop shows across genres.
The Take Me To Church songwriter played a full set kicking off in the early evening (for maximum moodiness) backed by a five-piece band and two backup singers. He introduced the final song as the part of the show where he likes to go off script, the Irish debutant brought out the 29-year-old Haim sister to the tune of The Time's 1984 classic Jungle Love.
Este rocked a full Coachella glam look, in a short studded dress and cat-eye sunglasses. She rocked the lively Jungle Love rendition and exited the stage, declaring it "so fun, holy s**t."
The Coachella crowd appreciated the performance too, along with the rest of Hozier's set, which included hits of his self-titled debut, like the slow blues of "To Be Alone" or the jangly pop of "Someone New". Mainstream journalism might not be ready to let Hozier move past one-hit-wonder status, but he seems set on proving himself as an enduring talent.