hozier’s new music video is angelic

‘take me to church’ takes us to the ballet

by landon peoples

Hozier’s new video for "Take Me To Church," a collaboration with Russian Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin and photographer David LaChapelle, is just what the internet needed today. Taking a page from Sia’s book on how to remove herself from her performances while still remaining omnipresent, the video is totally inspiring—which tends to happen when artists share their stages with other artists. 

Also, if you find yourself dozing off at the mere mention of ballet, then this video is perfect for you: Polunin’s dancing embodies the masculinity and rawness of the ballad in a way that leaves us breathless. There will be no snoozing while watching this video, that's for sure.

Whether it’s the tattoos, the pirouettes, or LaChapelle’s celestial setting, this is an awe-tomatic share.