HOZIER SHARES NEW SONG “JACKBOOT JUMP (LIVE)”
A nod to traditional protest songs
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Today, Hozier has released new song “Jackboot Jump (Live)” along with a live performance video of the track. Hozier wrote “Jackboot Jump” while on tour as a nod to traditional protest songs (Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie) in light of current political unrest and oppressive regimes. The recording features Hozier and drummer Rory Doyle and is the live audio from his recent show in El Paso, TX. Last night, Hozier debuted the track on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Hozier says: “I’m excited to share this new track ‘Jackboot Jump,’ which is the first taste of new music coming early next year. This song was written and recorded live on the road, so it seems fitting to share it now while the tour wraps up. Thank you for letting me share it with you at these shows if you caught it. Much love!”
Tonight, Hozier kicks off his sold-out five night residency at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. These shows conclude the US leg of Hozier’s extensive worldwide tour in support of his critically-acclaimed sophomore album Wasteland, Baby!, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. With over 400,000 tickets sold since September 2018, Hozier will return home to Ireland next month for two sold-out shows at Dublin’s 3Arena. See routing below.
Hozier has also created an original podcast ‘Cry Power’ in partnership with Global Citizen. Check out recent episodes with Annie Lennox, Bono, Mavis Staples, and activist Nick Grono HERE; future guests include Marcus Mumford and more. Fans can subscribe to the podcast HERE and visit https://globalcitizen.org/crypower for updates.