This Was the Best Music Video of the Year — But You Won't See It at the VMAs
Hozier - "Take Me To Church":
The "Take Me To Church" video offers a stark takedown of Catholic Church dogma, which condemns the free expression of one's sexuality. The track has a palpable sorrow and an uplifting gospel about it — it's the perfect balance of socially conscious, retro and poppy that should put Hozier alongside modern hitmakers like Sam Smith and Lorde.
...In the clip, two male lovers flee from a lynch mob. It's in black and white, but it's all too reminiscent of the Russian anti-gay gangs that were terrorizing homosexuals and homosexual sympathizers with impunity earlier this year.