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Hozier - Nina Cried Power ft. Mavis Staples

Published on Sep 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 Hozier.lnk.to/ninacriedpoweractivists

Comments

  • selflistening jajaja

  • Its ok to cry. I've did it the whole time I listen this epic song the first time...

  • good song jc

  • YES

  • 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)

  • What a tune

  • How beautiful.

  • marichiweu

  • This song is phenomenal beyond words

  • 💜

  • 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.

    • +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.

    • Eamon Ahern - all these people r Irish activists

  • This is such a beautiful song.

  • Ohhh Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Nina. When she cried power, the world shook. Here is the song that inspired this video. us-tv.org/tv/video-1vDZsABHUbQ.html

  • Hozier, zseniális!

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

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

  • I just liked as soon it started playing

  • Hozier cried power.

  • This vid is Power

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

  • Thanks for the song bb 😂❤️

  • Fuck off

  • Such a powerful song !!! Love even more now the story behind the people in the video.

  • When I die I will not miss the world. I will miss music like this. 1B views.

  • How on earth can you dislike such a song :O

  • My soulllllllllllll has been STRUCK ON THIS DAY!

  • I wish they was filming me the first time i heard this...think I had a very stunned expression on my face!!! Beautiful music and words, Hozier is magical

  • Excelsior 💕🌌

  • How powerful! Hozier is amazing!

  • It's the heat that drives the light It's the fire it ignites It's not the wakin' It's the risin' *Goosebumps*

  • This song is so good! Damn is it powerful!

  • I love this song so much!!!

  • What a fantastic song

  • Hozier, please, marry me (or, at least, my ears)

  • My baby is back haha

  • This Song Moves me to do nothing....lol Mavis cried Menthol.....😁

  • He's done it again. ..

  • and I'm crying publicly in a Starbucks

  • Damn hozier voice’s so satisfying

  • Holy shit so take me to church was my fav song till now from hozier n havnt listen to his receng few but dis hoooweee Bombs guys.

  • Wow...when you figure out the roots of this song and how it is so wonderfully written..thats power...what a tribute and what a song! The video is stunning. Just wow!

  • I'm not really sure why there are so many gays waving flags with "RESIST" written on them. Trump was the first president to enter office while supporting gay marriage. As a gay man myself, I'm also old enough to remember it was the democrats who sold us out and gave us DOMA/DADT. For years, republicans were pandering to the religious base--and they fought against our rights. However, democrats weren't much better. Now, republicans accept us without much issue and democrats are obsessed with our innate identity, reducing us to only our unchanging characteristics. Resist? I'd rather embrace the people who view me as a three dimensional individual--and that doesn't mean embracing the democrats.

  • 😃😃😃😃😃

  • Super!

  • Agora o Hozier foi longe demais.

  • Apsolute fantastic song, full of cry and power, i love it...

  • For some reason this song brings tears in my eyes. It is not even sad. On the contrary, there is something so uplifting, pure and otherwordly that moves me in every note and every verse

  • I think the intentions of your post are extremely well intentioned but "But to see the activists from Ireland fighting for many thing we have"...well, something wrong ! Infant mortality, maternal mortality, childhood poverty astronomic better than the USA. Access to education, largely free, 3rd level a world high! Every UN index of Human Development meters high over the USA. I could detail things in Ireland that are really terrible, totally unacceptable, but I'm restricting my reply to your post. Let me add, almost one in five of our population born outside Ireland but generally a broad acceptance for what we call our "New Irish". Not bad I think, but we must not relax. Racism is like Ebola, it can erupt anywhere, especially when there are vulnerabilities!

    • sbranagh - equality for all is a never ending fight, we must always keep it at the front of our minds.

    • @Brittany Robertson

  • Hozier you never fail at making badass music.

  • This is beautiful. Here in America we take things for granted. We drown in cnn and fast food. But to see the activists from Ireland fighting for many thing we have. Knowing that they are still fighting everyday I admire their strength to fight but i also weep for them having to. Progress is slow but it is being made.

    • Brittany Robertson - well said! Ireland is ahead in a lot of areas than other countries, not referring to 3rd world countries.

    • I think the intentions of your post are extremely well intentioned but "But to see the activists from Ireland fighting for many thing we have"...well, something wrong ! Infant mortality, maternal mortality, childhood poverty astronomic better than the USA. Access to education, largely free, 3rd level a world high! Every UN index of Human Development meters high over the USA. I could detail things in Ireland that are really terrible, totally unacceptable, but I'm restricting my reply to your post. Let me add, almost one in five of our population born outside Ireland but generally a broad acceptance for what we call our "New Irish". Not bad I think, but we must not relax. Racism is like Ebola, it can erupt anywhere, especially when there are vulnerabilities!

  • Speechless ,the music,the amazing lyrics,real music for real people!!!!

  • Chills, all up and down my body, head to toe

  • Eventhough this song was meant for Ireland situation, in Brazil I feel ur words and I feel the pain. It is not the waking, it's the rising indeed!!!!!!!!!!!

    • true!!! I did not know that, thanks!

    • Gabriela Lemos - i think it is meant for the world. The activists in he video r Irish and the names in the video r americans, and British.

  • Oh my fucking god !!! This is a fucking POWERFUL Song

  • I'm interested in learning more about the inspiration and decision to use the names used in this song.

    • Nina P - they r all activists and singers; expect the here is more to it than that.

  • This ancient hippy likes

  • 1.33 Stephen Rea irish actor, crying game

  • Hozier is a gift to mankind.

  • Pure gold.

  • Bellissima canzone, bellissimo il video con visi molto espressivi.

  • So glad your back xx

  • groovy

  • Why this song made me cry ?

  • Yay diversity!

  • I got so much chills from this

  • I like the song a lot but it needs one more instrument, violin maybe, and a breakdown solo. “More cowbell

  • finally new modern but real music.

  • @Padraig Cosgrove Yeah! Self entitlement! Lynch mobs - tens of thousands hanged, burned, dismembered. I think not. You're an elfin miserable defecation! What a horror! Vile racist excrement. That this racist horror show flourishes a name Padraig, Irish, even more horrible!

  • Thank you

  • The worst part of this song is that it has an end. Such a great song, so inspiring and it really gives you power

  • "Nina Cried Power" (feat. Mavis Staples) It's not the waking, it's the rising It is the grounding of a foot uncompromising It's not forgoing of the lie It's not the opening of eyes It's not the waking, it's the rising It's not the shade, we should be past it It's the light and it's the obstacle that casts it It's the heat that drives the light It's the fire it ignites It's not the waking, it's the rising It's not the song, it’s the singing It's the heaven of the human spirit ringing It is the bringing of the line It is the baring of the rhyme It's not the waking, it's the rising And I could cry power (power) Power (power) Power (power) Nina cried power Billie cried power Mavis cried power And I could cry power Power (power) Power (power) Power Curtis cried power Patti cried power Nina cried power It's not the wall but what's behind it Oh, the fear of fellow man, his mere assignment And everything that we're denied by keeping the divide It's not the waking, it's the rising And I could cry power (power) Power (power) Oh, power Nina cried power Lennon cried power James Brown cried power And I could cry power Power (power) Power (power) Power, lord B.B. cried power Joni cried power Nina cried power And I could cry power Power has been cried by those stronger than me Straight into the face that tells you To rattle your chains if you love being free I could cry power (power) And power is my love when my love reaches to me James Brown cried power Seeger cried power Marvin cried power Yeah ah, power James cried power Lennon cried power Patti cried power Billie, power Dylan, power Woody, power Nina cried power

  • Love it 😍 so much power in 5 moment's

  • Here is a list of all the activists who appeared in this music video. hozier.com/ninacriedpowercast/

  • Love the song, love the video 💕

  • This song makes me feel like I'm flying

  • Wow, goosebumps...

  • Jesus cried Power! I wrote the damn song, man. It's Jesus cried Power. Every Artist I've given my songs'to, they sing them word for word. Is it too much to ask you to do the same?

  • Good to know there is still hope for the music world

    • there's a lot of hope but pop and rap are somehow overshadow everything good

  • Is this available on vinyl or is it going to be released?

    • Krazy Kracker 770 no problem

    • +Chloe Rose Tyler Thanks so much

    • Krazy Kracker 770 www.amazon.com/Nina-Cried-Power-EP-Explicit/dp/B07GX5FBYC/ref=nodl_ store.hozier.com/*/Music/Nina-Cried-Power-EP/5XNZ0INS000

  • Wow!

  • Thank you, Andrew! Thank you for your divine music..., lyrics, you...

  • talk about a work of art.

  • Exquisite! It's not the waking, it's the rising!

  • Whoa! Amazing!

  • Some musicians are like light in our dark age. like Massive attack, Roger Waters and Hozier.

  • It's not often Ireland gets mentioned in things, were a small country, after all. But this is one of the most important and moving songs I've heard in a long time. Ireland has come a long way, but still has a long way to go, every person who lives in or near the north knows this, every LGBT rights supporter knows this. But sometimes it's good to look back and see how far we've come.

    • Orlagh Gavin - i was in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, the Dingle peninsula, Killarney, Waterford and Belfast. Yes of course I is the Emerald Isle 😊i have really enjoy d hearing from u. As a senior i love travelling and meeting people and the Irish r right up their with Canadians in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland. No surprise their ancestors came from Ireland and Scotland. Lol

    • +Audie Lajeunesse I agree most people in Ireland are lovely! (Except the dubs their just annoying) I hope you enjoyed visiting Ireland! I'm from Mullingar, westmeath. But I spend a lot of time in Donegal, which in my opinion is the most beautiful part of Ireland. And we get the green thing a lot! They don't call is the emerald isle for nothing!

    • Orlagh Gavin - i visited Ireland for the first time in 2014 and absolutely loved it! I am from Vancouver, BC Canada and it is very green here and that was one of the things i loved about Ireland! Honestly the best part was the Irish themselves - lovely! Canada has a charter of Freedoms and Rights and we treat people fairly well, still a work in progress. Most Canadians are accepting of immigration as we all stem from immigrants unless we are first nations. Of course we still have to make many improvements for total equality!

    • +Audie Lajeunesse I agree, just look at at leo varadcur (I don't know how to spell it), but I don't think we have reached our full potential yet. Views on travelers and immagrants are still biased and hurtful. Brexit has stirred up a lot of old hatered and mistrust in the north. I love how far we have come in just 50-100 years. I mean not long ago a women's social security number was her husband's with a w on the end! I am proud of the country I live in for coming so far with the Catholic Church still digging it's claws in.

    • Orlagh Gavin - Ireland should be proud they are ahead of a lot of much larger countries! ❤️🇨🇦☘p

  • It is an amazing song, i've been listening it on repeat and i still can't get enough of it.

  • Extremely commercial and boring. Dumb.

  • I have a very beautiful voice too. Not as good as my moms lol

  • I saw a song with my name it so I clicked and ended up loving it!!!

  • Imádom!

  • My kids know who Nina is. Goose bumps.💪Tina J.Booth

  • Hairs on my arms stood straight up listening to this. An emotional experience.

  • I wonder if The younger ones onow who Nina is....

    • EG., with Van M us-tv.org/tv/video-UVCH-0ohohs.html Chrizelda Bernil . I think she also performed with the Clancy Brothers.

    • +sbranagh1 Which Irish artists? Gotta use my Google-fu on that.

    • Indeed. Mavis performed with Irish artists as far back as the 60's!+Chrizelda Bernil

    • We know. We know all the other names too. And if anyone doesn't it's just one google away to being informed and enlightened.

  • And Brazil following a completely different path: racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, pure hate! T.T

  • I don’t know how to express my love and admiration for this artist with a heavenly talent

  • "It's not the war but what's behind it. Oh the fear of fellow man is near assignment and everything that we're denied by keeping the divide; It's not the waking, it's the rising." I felt that to my core.

  • You have a VERY BEAUTIFUL VOICE.