Hoziers 'Take Me To Church' Equal Rights Song Rises In Charts

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Hozier is an Irish musician whose single 'Take Me To Church; got a re-resurgence as of late.

The controversial video which depicts brutal gay bashing of a young couple, has received more than 7 million views to date. The video was put out as a statement against the Russian LGBT attacks that hit the media several months ago.

Hozier is one of the most out-spoken artists on gay rights and in an interview with New York Magazine back in March, he proclaimed:

"To me, it's not even a gay issue or a civil rights issue, it's a human rights issue, and it should offend us all. It's just simple. Either somebody has equal rights, or they don't.

And certainly in the Irish constitution, marriage is genderless. There's no mention of a man and a woman.

I didn't even have that many close LGBT friends or anything like that, but I suppose it was growing up and becoming aware of how you are of a cultural landscape that is blatantly homophobic. "

The song hit #4 as of writing this on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart, which is the second song recently to get a bump on the chart months after it's initial release.

We recently wrote about Kiesza's song "Hideaway" which is still situated as #3 on the charts.

There does not seem to be any particular reason for the song to be rising, other than people just enjoy the song and the message: