Noah Kahan linked up with Hozier for a captivating performance of ‘Work Song’ at Iron Blossom Festival 2023. The track features on Hozier's acclaimed 2014 self-titled album.
After the unexpected guest appearance, Kahan shared a clip of the duet with his fellow festival headliner across his socials, championing it as “the greatest moment of my life”.
@noahkahanmusic Cried before and after this because this man’s music has brought so much joy and inspiration to my life. Wouldn’t exist as an artist without his words. Thank you @Hozier #fyp #ironblossom #noahkahan #noahkahanmusic #noahkahanlive #hozierlive #hozier #stickseason ♬ original sound - Noah Kahan
It seems the packed-out Richmond, Virginia crowd enjoyed the special moment just as much as Noah Kahan did, with attendees greeting the ‘Dial Drunk’ singer-songwriter's emergence onto the stage with a sea of deafening cheers and applause.
Kahan took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Hozier for letting him share the stage with him, “God what a life, what an absolute dream I have the privilege to live. I couldn't help but cry as I walked and saw my hero singing next to me. So corny cuz I know he's gonna read these tweets but Hozier thank you so much for that, I will never forget it”.
Hozier echoed Noah Kahan's sentiments, underlining, “Massive thank you to the ridiculously talented Noah Kahan for joining me tonight on Work Song. It was such a pleasure to sing with you, friend you're a wonder! I hope we get to do something like that again”.
The chemistry and mutual appreciation between the two folk-leaning artists radiated throughout their rendition of ‘Work Song’, with Hozier letting Kahan take the spotlight with his evocative vocals as the ‘Take Me To Church’ songsmith noodled away on his guitar, occasionally leaning into the microphone to provide faultless harmonies.
Hozier recently released his celebrated new album, Unreal Unearth - his first full-length project since 2019's Wastelend, Baby! - which draws inspiration from Dante's Inferno.
This year, Noah Kahan continues to expand his impressive roster of star-studded on-stage duets, with the Vermont native having performed ‘Revival’ with Zach Bryan and ‘Dial Drunk’ with his good friend, Post Malone, earlier in the summer.
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