Hozier Gets a Big Hug in New 'SNL' Promo

Hozier, 2014
Ramona Rosales

Hozier at Lollapalooza on August 1st, 2014 in Grant Park, Chicago photographed by Ramona Rosales.

Hozier, the 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter, has been buzzing online since his song "Take Me to Church" and its eponymous EP showed up in late 2013. But he just released his self-titled debut album, and he's about to get the Saturday Night Live stamp of approval this weekend.

So how's he doing so far? Pretty well! In a promo alongside Cecily Strong and SNL alum/this week's host Bill Hader, Hozier hangs quietly on the edge, smiling a little at his new buddies' antics. But then, simply 'cause his name rhymes with "cozier," Hozier has to be part of a big, fuzzy hug-sandwich. Take a look:

The first two episodes of SNL's 40th season have featured acting cameos by Adam Levine and Ariana Grande. Will Hozier follow suit? And is he ready for the imminent popularity bump?