“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” is one of the great Christmas carol standards, with its perfectly English melody. It’s also one of the oldest, likely dating back to the 16th century. With a meditation on saving souls, it seems almost inevitable that “Take Me To Church” singer Hozier would cover the track.

During his BBC Radio 1 session, the Irish artist slowed the classic tune down, and gave it a brand new stormy mood. Check out Hozier’s cover below.