ROCK & POP VOCALS SESSIONS: 'TAKE ME TO CHURCH', HOZIER - WITH BRENDAN REILLY
Watch session singer Brendan Reilly give his take on 'Take Me To Church' by Hozier. Brendan thinks it's a really powerful song that ‘you really need to sink your teeth into, with lots of emotion, lots of power’. He suggests that you ‘focus on what we call melisma, which is riffs and runs, and also the difference between straight and swung semiquavers’ when performing the song.
Brendan Reilly is a London-based American singer-songwriter. In addition to his own independent releases over the years, he’s toured the world with artists including Basement Jaxx, Disclosure and Sam Sparrow, and is currently touring with Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra. He has also worked with artists including Florence and the Machine, Rita Ora and Laura Mvula, and performed at venues and festivals ranging from Ronnie Scott’s to Glastonbury and Coachella, from Madison Square Garden to The Sydney Opera House.