Hozier - Nina Cried Power ft. Mavis Staples

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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    I’m very proud to present the video for 'Nina Cried Power', directed by Jon Hozier-Byrne and Patrick Ryan.

    This song was intended as a thank you note to the spirit and legacy of protest; to the artists who imbued their work with the vigour of dissent, and a reflection on the importance of that tradition in the context of the rights, and lives, we enjoy today. My hope for this video is much the same.

    Ireland has undergone a socio-cultural sea change, the results of which will benefit generations to come. We are witness to a new Ireland waking to the consciousness of itself; a kinder, more inclusive nation. This video is an attempt to acknowledge just a handful of those who have fought for this new Ireland, and whose work continues to inspire me.

    Thank you to Christina Noble, for showing the limitlessness of human kindness, and its ability to achieve the seemingly impossible.

    Thank you to Bernadette McAliskey and Eamon McCann, who fought for the bitterly-resisted equal right to vote, and who bore witness to atrocity and would not be silenced.

    Thank you to Joe Caslin, who literally coated Dublin city itself with reflections on our capacity for compassion as a people.

    Thank you to Saoirse Long, whose honesty revealed not only our own failures as a people, but laid bare the true face of what barred the way of progress for women’s reproductive rights.

    Thank you to Panti Bliss, who remains a leading voice advocating for inclusion, and a standard-bearer for the new Ireland we are watching unfold.

    Thank you to Victoria Chimera for fighting tirelessly for equal opportunities in education.

    Thank you to Anna Cosgrave, who provided real leadership to my generation, and brought new widespread visibility to the issue of reproductive rights.

    Thank you to Simone George for her indelible spirit, and for fighting injustice in its many forms.

    Thank you to Grace Dyas whose decisions in work and life give to us an example of bravery and conscience.

    Thank you to Sinéad Burke for pushing tirelessly for inclusivity in her industry and beyond.

    Thank you to Maria Walsh for using her platform to promote gender equality, and the right for everyone to love who they love.

    Thank you to Colm O’Gorman, for his unwavering dedication to human rights and his fearless speaking of truth to power.

    Thank you to Ellie Kisyombe for reminding us of the meaning of home.

    Thank you to Stephen Rea for the work he does both for UNICEF, and for Ireland itself.

    Thank you to Sam Blanckensee for their important work on gender recognition legislation.

    Thank you to Florence Adebambo and Aaron Edo for reminding us of the bright future that awaits those who have joined us from afar, and how that future needs to be fought for.

    Thank you to Blessings Moyo and Lucky Khambule for reminding us how much further we have to go, and how we must strive to do better.

    Thank you to Mavis Staples, for giving to the world a timeless example of how worthwhile the raising of one’s voice is, in song and in protest.

    Thank you to you all for your work, for joining us on set and allowing us to play you the song for the first time. You are all truly inspirational figures, and this video is for you.

    Find out more about the Activists featured in the Nina Cried Power video https://Hozier.lnk.to/ninacriedpowera...
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  • Faith
    Faith  48 minutes ago

    YES

  • JE
    JE  52 minutes ago

    Hey guys, I'm an alternative artist looking to connect with others and share music. If you like this kind of music than I think you'd like some of the stuff I'm working on. I just released a single and would love if you went over to my page to check it out! (peace and love)

  • Thomas Johnson
    Thomas Johnson  yesterday

    What a tune

  • Gabriel Brito
    Gabriel Brito  yesterday

  • Katrina Klimek
    Katrina Klimek  yesterday

    How beautiful.

  • Daniel VIllalobos

    marichiweu

  • MissPiixiie
    MissPiixiie  yesterday

    This song is phenomenal beyond words

  • BJ BJ
    BJ BJ  yesterday

    💜

  • Eamon Ahern
    Eamon Ahern  2 days ago

    I liked this song already but when I followed the lyrics on Deezer it became so much more than just a good song. It's especially powerful now in the time of the Trump presidency over in the US and people promoting tolerance, social change and progressive politics like president of the Our Revolution movement Nina Turner.
    Edit: having the woman with the Repeal t shirt was a lovely touch.
    Hadn't seen the video 'til now.

    • Eamon Ahern
      Eamon Ahern  yesterday

      +Audie Lajeunesse yeah, I commented before reading the description and didn't recognise one or two faces. Great song, great video and great people in it.

    • Audie Lajeunesse
      Audie Lajeunesse  2 days ago +1

      Eamon Ahern - all these people r Irish activists

  • Flo
    Flo  2 days ago

    This is such a beautiful song.

  • ticesevradero
    ticesevradero  2 days ago

    Ohhh Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AlexanderMccarthey87

    Thank you, Nina. When she cried power, the world shook. Here is the song that inspired this video.
    https://cnclips.net/video/1vDZsABHUbQ/video.html

  • Ágnes Gyebnár
    Ágnes Gyebnár  2 days ago

    Hozier, zseniális!

  • clo ger
    clo ger  2 days ago

    ...and I could cry POWER
    POWER
    POWER Lord
    Mavis cries POWER
    Hozier cries POWER
    Everyone cries POWER!!!

  • Shareka Jones
    Shareka Jones  2 days ago +1

    Jesus is that really you.....HIS VOICE IS HEAVENLY SO IT MUST JESUS FINAL RETURN

  • TJK. Versace karisaike

    I just liked as soon it started playing

  • Hank DeMars
    Hank DeMars  3 days ago

    Hozier cried power.

  • Nick Davis
    Nick Davis  3 days ago

    This vid is Power

  • IAIN HALLIDAY
    IAIN HALLIDAY  3 days ago

    Err - minimally featuring Mavis Staples it sounded to me. Mistake !!

  • Nina Love
    Nina Love  3 days ago

    Thanks for the song bb 😂❤️