March 12, 2015


Ellie Goulding Gives Hozier's "Take Me to Church" an Electro Rework

Despite being released nearly two years ago, Hozier's "Take Me to Church" has become one of the most ubiquitous songs of 2015. Now Ellie Goulding is giving her stamp of approval with an electronic makeover of the gospel-rock tune.

Gone are the powerful piano chords and booming drums, now replaced with bubbly electronica beats and throbbing synthesizers. The original's emotional punch isn't lost though, with the electro-pop princess giving an impassioned vocal performance in her quirky, raspy timbre.

Ellie isn't the only star to tip her hat to the Hozier hit. Ed Sheeran gave a spirited rendition of the tune last fall, and freakin' Annie Lennox performed it with H-Man himself at the GRAMMYs last month.

Learn more about the Irish singer-songwriter in our Everything You Need to Know About Hozier guide, including facts about his upbringing, his famous fans and the rumors about his sexuality.