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.