Hozier - Nina Cried Power ft. Mavis Staples

  • Published on 2018-09-12T17:00:05.000Z
  • Listen to Nina Cried Power from the Nina Cried Power EP: Follow Hozier : Hozier Store : 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

Comments • 1503

  • Serpent Repent
    Serpent Repent   2018-09-21T13:40:05.000Z

    Another masterpiece by Hozier <3

  • Nqobile Madi
    Nqobile Madi   2018-09-21T13:39:37.000Z

    This song is absolutely beautiful.

  • Lollie
    Lollie   2018-09-21T12:12:29.000Z

    hozier coming back for the gays once again, 10/10 boi

  • Lisa Wilkie
    Lisa Wilkie   2018-09-21T10:10:47.000Z

    This song cries power, so inspirational, along with the people in the video

  • Ranooyful
    Ranooyful   2018-09-21T09:09:05.000Z

    I don\'t know what I ever did in my past life that allowed me to be here at the same time that Hozier is, but I\'m glad I did it.

  • Dimitra M
    Dimitra M   2018-09-21T07:10:16.000Z

    He is such a talented artist and also a true humanitarian. Keep up the good work, Hozier.

  • Kelsey Brown
    Kelsey Brown   2018-09-21T02:40:49.000Z

    This is so beautiful! It\'s perfect ❤ I\'ve been waiting Hozier, you did not disappoint. I\'m still obsessed.

  • Horror Chatter
    Horror Chatter   2018-09-21T00:01:27.000Z

    This is a spiritual thang and I so love it the looks on their faces is priceless so beautiful.

  • Jaten 90
    Jaten 90   2018-09-20T23:18:14.000Z

    this is one of the most beautiful songs

  • Angel Williams-Jones
    Angel Williams-Jones   2018-09-20T22:51:06.000Z


  • Ramil Joseph Perez
    Ramil Joseph Perez   2018-09-20T21:20:59.000Z

    Kili kili POWER

  • Anubia Exum
    Anubia Exum   2018-09-20T21:08:47.000Z


  • Nikola Zarak
    Nikola Zarak   2018-09-20T21:05:15.000Z

    Is the title a reference to nina simones-sinnerman?

  • Amelia Wright
    Amelia Wright   2018-09-20T20:46:24.000Z

    …and breath ❤️👌 loved. This

  • Ana Clara Ana
    Ana Clara Ana   2018-09-20T20:38:19.000Z

    This is simply incredible! Thank u so much for everything, I love it♡

  • Safrid Ahamed
    Safrid Ahamed   2018-09-20T19:33:34.000Z

    So underrated! Man, this should\'ve got more veiws.

  • Greg Jr.
    Greg Jr.   2018-09-20T18:28:25.000Z

    EVERY element of this song is powerful, the instrumental, the lyrics, the voice. POWERFUL!

  • Rosa Kelly
    Rosa Kelly   2018-09-20T17:34:28.000Z

    Brought to tears. The pride I feel when I hear an irish artist creating such a powerful song. Broid agus gra do Eireann 💚💚💚

  • Autumn Sun
    Autumn Sun   2018-09-20T17:32:13.000Z

    I wish Ireland the best

  • jackie floyd
    jackie floyd   2018-09-20T16:47:19.000Z

    A masterpiece!

  • Abigail Divino
    Abigail Divino   2018-09-20T14:23:32.000Z

    I was wondering where i could hear a song that was not about love and this song gave me power

  • Gloria Domingo Cristobal
    Gloria Domingo Cristobal   2018-09-20T13:10:09.000Z

    Hi! I invite you to meet this great bionic pop artist Viktoria Modesta: -> viktoriamodesta.com -> -> -> ->

  • แบะ โหะ
    แบะ โหะ   2018-09-20T13:09:24.000Z


  • Girl Maxwell
    Girl Maxwell   2018-09-20T12:39:10.000Z

    The U2 soul has been born anew and fresh in this kid. Well done Hozi for putting Victory of Human Spirit in song..

  • Irina Volkonskaya
    Irina Volkonskaya   2018-09-20T12:34:34.000Z

  • nicole0991
    nicole0991   2018-09-20T12:04:40.000Z

    FINALLY a 2018 ep/album that didn\'t disappoint me. Thank you.

  • Deirdre Tunney
    Deirdre Tunney   2018-09-20T11:42:31.000Z

    So much love for this song, song-maker and all the people.

  • Gilliard de Bello Morandim
    Gilliard de Bello Morandim   2018-09-20T11:38:43.000Z


  • CupidStuntBoyZ
    CupidStuntBoyZ   2018-09-20T11:08:06.000Z

    Reminds me of \'Glory\' from Selma. The chorus anyway.

  • Kellie Cronogue
    Kellie Cronogue   2018-09-20T09:24:49.000Z

    I am so glad that music that serves a greater purpose and makes you think still exists. Not only is it beautiful to listen to, it teaches us all something.

  • blissthetic_
    blissthetic_   2018-09-20T08:28:04.000Z

    where are the views for this holy shit

  • WorldOfKaroo
    WorldOfKaroo   2018-09-20T08:07:41.000Z

    omg Hozier and Dan from NSP need to do something together. o.O

  • leegee63
    leegee63   2018-09-20T06:53:59.000Z

    Fantastic !!! <3 <3 <3

  • fangirlsince 2012
    fangirlsince 2012   2018-09-20T06:19:27.000Z


  • bharath shankar
    bharath shankar   2018-09-20T05:49:25.000Z

    This song is soooo underrated Omg his voice though

  • Kiana Azadi
    Kiana Azadi   2018-09-20T03:54:36.000Z

    I think i waited for this moment for about two years and now i see why.loved it as always 👍👍👍

  • marie
    marie   2018-09-20T02:38:44.000Z

    اروح فدوة

  • Madness
    Madness   2018-09-20T02:23:38.000Z

    This is so fucking good!

  • Brandi Free2LivLafLuv
    Brandi Free2LivLafLuv   2018-09-20T01:20:27.000Z

    Dear God please don\'t let this man ever go mainstream! He\'s too important for that kinda\' tainting.

  • leonard jose
    leonard jose   2018-09-20T00:00:06.000Z


  • Sean Domhnall O Sullivan
    Sean Domhnall O Sullivan   2018-09-19T23:51:42.000Z

    STEPHEN FUCKING REA is a godsend I love him 🇮🇪🇮🇪

  • why my name is no
    why my name is no   2018-09-19T22:47:49.000Z

    Little does my racist dad know, what his favorite song is about.

  • Apple dumpling Gang
    Apple dumpling Gang   2018-09-19T21:43:03.000Z

    Thank you Hozier! Thank you for staying true to what made us all love you to begin with. And thank you for this Amazing music! Absolutely brilliant.

  • Pablo V
    Pablo V   2018-09-19T21:38:48.000Z

    This song deserves a better videoclip!

  • MrPinkfluffy
    MrPinkfluffy   2018-09-19T20:54:22.000Z

    That song is a mess.

  • Lorena Villalon
    Lorena Villalon   2018-09-19T20:10:51.000Z


  • John DeGloria
    John DeGloria   2018-09-19T19:53:54.000Z

    Any comrades listening to this song?

  • Mariana Patricia
    Mariana Patricia   2018-09-19T19:27:03.000Z


  • Eyosyas Kebede
    Eyosyas Kebede   2018-09-19T17:12:41.000Z

    What does he mean when he says \"It\'s not the wakin\', it\'s the risin\" ??

  • Зёма
    Зёма   2018-09-19T15:40:25.000Z

    Hozier. Thank you. You made an incredibly strong product.

  • RiwenX
    RiwenX   2018-09-19T15:14:05.000Z

    No Surrender & God Save the Queen.

  • Lavinia Sousa
    Lavinia Sousa   2018-09-19T14:59:32.000Z

    Brazil 💚💛

  • The Laughing Pro
    The Laughing Pro   2018-09-19T13:33:40.000Z

    Too bad most of the people are idiots and im irish

  • Kill Switch
    Kill Switch   2018-09-19T12:57:48.000Z

    Hozier is too underrated

  • Jane
    Jane   2018-09-19T12:21:49.000Z

    Wow, this is amazing...

  • Athira Raj
    Athira Raj   2018-09-19T07:11:59.000Z

    Everything is poetical. The song\'s description, the song itself, the people in the video, the rawness of feelings the song evokes. I\'m not Irish. But can feel it all. And I love to read comment section of every song/ video of Hozier. It\'s grateful to know that there are people who share such an unfathomable passion for music.

  • Gage The Navigator
    Gage The Navigator   2018-09-19T06:50:42.000Z

    Activists are featured in the video! Wow I did not know any of this honestly! Thank you Hozier!

  • melinda thatcher
    melinda thatcher   2018-09-19T05:14:06.000Z

    Absolutely beautiful 🙏 well done.. Hi from Austin, Texas ✌

  • Lindsay Ellis
    Lindsay Ellis   2018-09-19T02:52:37.000Z

    And I cried POWER.......

  • Lawrence Greene
    Lawrence Greene   2018-09-19T02:34:54.000Z

    I don\'t know why I have such an emotional reaction to this song.

  • Michael Dornelas
    Michael Dornelas   2018-09-19T02:05:53.000Z


  • Amarist34
    Amarist34   2018-09-19T01:50:10.000Z

    Amazing. What a powerful voice. Gives me the chills. Beautiful

  • Isabela H
    Isabela H   2018-09-19T01:31:13.000Z

    Okay, this is a beautiful song, but I deadass thought it was called ‘ninja called power’ until 30 seconds ago

  • TheBanditofvideos
    TheBanditofvideos   2018-09-19T00:20:49.000Z

    Worst music video of the year

  • Kace face
    Kace face   2018-09-18T23:14:13.000Z

    This video is awesome. I hope the people were actually reacting to the actual song

  • elad smada
    elad smada   2018-09-18T22:20:53.000Z


  • elad smada
    elad smada   2018-09-18T22:02:25.000Z

    Tears fell about the same time as the listeners in the video when i listened to just the audio...HOZIER IS FREAKING HUMAN!!!!!! HIS SOUL PROBABLY TASTE LIKE CRISPED BUTTERY TOAST...OF FRESH BAKED BREAD...WITH CINNAMON SUGAR DUST...

  • mike20mc
    mike20mc   2018-09-18T22:01:56.000Z

    He strikes again! Genius is a word often bandied about and rarely justified in today’s culture but I think most would agree that Hozier is just that! Self effacing, eloquent and socially aware. His importance as a wonderful writer, musician and storyteller should be revered. His music brings attention to things often overlooked by the general public. It’s a great time to be Irish we aren’t perfect and we have a long way to go but we are becoming the benchmark for tolerant society worldwide, shaking off the shackles of an often dark and misguided past. Here’s to a wonderful inclusive future

  • Hyperguy2000
    Hyperguy2000   2018-09-18T21:47:18.000Z

    Palpatine cried POWWWWEEEEEERRRRRR!

  • PandaTV62
    PandaTV62   2018-09-18T20:40:05.000Z

    Power beyond words! So proud of this great Irish Artist 💛 POWER!

  • Magi Lena
    Magi Lena   2018-09-18T20:11:47.000Z

    This man is the best of his era!. So much soul, spirit, love in his music and lyrics. It\'s overwhelming.

  • _ _
    _ _   2018-09-18T20:01:17.000Z

    Is this Stephen Rea?

  • Lucie Jones
    Lucie Jones   2018-09-18T19:59:20.000Z

    I\'m glad that hozier put himself in this video because he definetly deserves to be there

  • Elizka Buczynska
    Elizka Buczynska   2018-09-18T19:23:27.000Z

    REWELACJA!!! Brakuje mi słów, piękny utwór. Wielki powrót Hozier\'a.

  • The King Of Bananas
    The King Of Bananas   2018-09-18T19:12:27.000Z

    The drums don’t fit in the beginning

  • EllieJayden
    EllieJayden   2018-09-18T19:07:56.000Z

    Loooooove this. Our country has come so far. Xxx

  • Pasha
    Pasha   2018-09-18T18:50:47.000Z

    Song is nice. Decently done.its also good to know he\'s capable of writing and compositing different styled of music - respect for that. But this kind of music and lyrics is not the reason I like Hozier.

  • Waleah Sagt
    Waleah Sagt   2018-09-18T18:31:58.000Z

    This song is so overwhelmingly beautiful. I can\'t stop listening.

  • Fernanda Berck
    Fernanda Berck   2018-09-18T17:59:15.000Z

    Esperei muito tempo por esse álbum ❤

  • Mrkrzyh
    Mrkrzyh   2018-09-18T17:51:43.000Z

    \"Shark bite\" George Benson

  • Cleiton Oliveira
    Cleiton Oliveira   2018-09-18T17:49:38.000Z

    Eu amo um homem.

  • Zsuzsanna Kovacs
    Zsuzsanna Kovacs   2018-09-18T17:39:49.000Z


  • Ayla Syed
    Ayla Syed   2018-09-18T16:52:06.000Z


  • Keyshawn Tindal
    Keyshawn Tindal   2018-09-18T14:53:35.000Z

    When faced with a moment where I may risk something of my own, while standing for whats right, this comes to mind and I feel no fear

  • Phelan K.C.
    Phelan K.C.   2018-09-18T14:16:12.000Z

    so different from the songs in the first album ... but i still love it nonetheless.

  • Dark Boy
    Dark Boy   2018-09-18T14:04:04.000Z

    Mississippi Goddame Hozier......what a Powerful song!

  • McGacks
    McGacks   2018-09-18T13:55:12.000Z

    Fucking class

  • Cosmic Merman
    Cosmic Merman   2018-09-18T13:01:12.000Z

    This video brought me to hideous tears. Beautiful. #POWER

  • Farida Audu
    Farida Audu   2018-09-18T10:39:24.000Z

    A song that actually teaches you. thanks Hozier!

  • Ruele Okeyo
    Ruele Okeyo   2018-09-18T10:38:12.000Z

    after playing it for the first time, I didn\'t stop

  • AlexanderMccarthey87
    AlexanderMccarthey87   2018-09-18T10:30:56.000Z

    YES!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • Serafina Accetta
    Serafina Accetta   2018-09-18T09:57:01.000Z

    Ah this is what I’ve been waiting for, a real anthem that makes me feel empowered

  • foiv1
    foiv1   2018-09-18T09:50:26.000Z

    best meaningful song of 2018

  • Светлана Малышева
    Светлана Малышева   2018-09-18T09:24:06.000Z


  • Kamal LB
    Kamal LB   2018-09-18T08:45:09.000Z

    The beat is a no for me😭

  • Natalia a
    Natalia a   2018-09-18T08:24:32.000Z

    I missed you so much. I’m glad, you came back with such a beautiful music. Can’t wait to hear all album.

  • The DARK HUGHES Hughes
    The DARK HUGHES Hughes   2018-09-18T07:46:40.000Z

    This man is going to go far

  • Keisha Kerrigan
    Keisha Kerrigan   2018-09-18T07:32:59.000Z


  • Laura Gutierrez-Clark
    Laura Gutierrez-Clark   2018-09-18T04:37:05.000Z

    What a voice and a powerful message. Hozier Rocks!!

  • Magaly Contreras
    Magaly Contreras   2018-09-18T04:33:57.000Z