Almost a year after its initial release, Hozier's breakout hit "Take Me to Church" (below) is racing up the U.S. charts, establishing him as the next male voice to be reckoned with. With his stirring gospel-tinged single at No. 64 on the Hot 100 and his self-titled debut LP dropping today, it's the perfect time to get to know our latest Fuse Favorite a little better.
Surprisingly, the Irish singer/songwriter/guitarist reveals that music wasn't initially in the cards for him. "When I was in school, I wanted to be a psychologist, I wanted to be a doctor for awhile," he says. "But deep down, I knew I wouldn't be happy unless I really gave it a go. I wanted to write songs. I wanted to do what people I loved did, the people I really looked up to did—musicians and songwriters."