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Hozier Performs 'Almost (Sweet Music)' On 'Late Show,' Drops 'Dinner & Diatribes' Video: Watch

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Hozier performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 5, 2019.

Hozier performed his finger-snapping new single “Almost (Sweet Music)" -- in which he pays homage to some all-time jazz greats (including Duke Ellington and Chet Baker) -- on Tuesday night’s (March 5) Late Show.

The lanky Irishman took center stage on the minimalist set, accompanied by his band and backup singers who helped propel the upbeat folk-rock tune with their syncopated clapping and rhythmic finger snaps.

“Tell me who, and I'll be thanking them/ The numbered lovers of Duke Ellington/ Do I owe each kiss to lip and cheek as soft as Chet can sing/ Let's get lost and let the good times roll/ Let smoke rings from this paper doll,” Hozier sang in his rich baritone.

The singer-songwriter also released the music video for "Dinner & Diatribes" today (March 6). Anthony Byrne (Peaky Blinders) directed the haunting visual, which also stars Anya Taylor-Joy of Peaky Blinders.

Watch Hozier’s performance of “Almost” on The Late Show and check out the new video below.

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