Is it a coincidence that Irish alt-rock pioneer Sinead O’Connor has released a song called “Take Me To Church” just as fellow Irish singer-songwriter Hozier is making waves with a song of the same name?

Hozier’s melancholy tune swipes at the Catholic Church and deifies sex as an ultimate truth and inalienable right. O’Connor - who has certainly never been shy about her views on the church she still calls home - strikes a much more healing tone. Hozier croons: “Take me to church / I’ll worship…  [more]