Hozier has finally unveiled his first music video in four years, following the release of his new single ‘Nina Cried Power’.
The new music video is particularly special, as it honours some of Ireland’s most notable activists.
The video features Christina Noble, Ellie Kisyombe, Bernadette McAliskey, Maria Walsh, Panti Bliss, Sinéad Burke, Victoria Chihumura, Anna Cosgrave, Colm O’Gorman and Stephen Rea listening to Nina Cried Power for the first time.
It also features Hozier’s co-vocalist Mavis Staples, who he recently performed alongside at Electric Picnic.
Debuting the video on social media, Hozier wrote: “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.”
He added: “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.”