By Scott Stenholm - Editorial Producer, Larry King Now
On last night's The Late Late Show with James Corden, music phenom Hozier stole the show with a beautiful and haunting rendition of "Blood Wine" off his 2014 self-titled debut album.
As Corden introduced the performance, he noted "Blood Wine" was released on I-tunes to benefit domestic abuse charities worldwide. Hozier has used music to shine a light on social issues since he came onto the scene a couple years ago. Most famously, he wrote about the suppression of LGBT rights by the Catholic church with his Grammy-nominated hit single "Take Me to Church."
When Hozier joined guest host Kelly Osbourne for a Larry King Now exclusive in November, he sat down for his first long-form American interview to discuss his controversial debut album, his issues with the Catholic Church, when we can expect new music and much more.
In the clip below, Hozier says that progress in the advancement of LGBT rights in places like Russia has been slow. He also discusses the recent legalization of gay marriage in his native country of Ireland.
He also talked openly about what he calls Pope Francis’ “lip service” regarding LGBT issues and the Catholic Church’s “institutional” discrimination in the clip below.
Watch the full interview below.
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