Hozier had released the third single from his new album Wasteland, Baby! in February, in the form of Dinner & Diatribes, and the song now has a music video to go along with it. This unsettling video has been shot in a horror setting, and has been directed by Anthony Byrne, who is best known as the director of the much-loved TV show, Peaky Blinders. It’s no surprise then that Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred in the said show, is also featured in the video, apart from Hozier himself.
The music video of Dinner & Diatribes is highlighted by its unnerving visuals that centre around an eerily laid dinner table. The dinner is being hosted by Hozier, with Anya being the special guest. But we soon find out that she is there against her wishes, and when all her efforts towards escaping go in vain, she decides to accept her fate. But with that, she also casually sets Hozier on fire, and heats a marshmallow on the burning flames.
Dinner & Diatribes, the song, is characterised by an echoed tinge to Hozier’s voice that adds a bit of dread to the track. The first single from Wasteland, Baby! was Movement, and was released on November last year. This was followed by Almost (Sweet Music), which came in January this year, before the release of the full album. Dinner & Diatribes was then released in February. The second single is the only one among the three without any official music video. It does however, have a classy lyrical video to go along with it.
Wasteland, Baby! is the second studio album from Hozier, and his first since way back in 2014. The album has been receiving positive feedback since its arrival, and it even debuted at number one on the Irish Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. That makes it Hozier’s first US number one album, which is quite an achievement for the Irish singer.
You can watch the new music video of Dinner & Diatribes in the space above.