A far reaching gathering of Irish activists are included in Wicklow artist Hozier's new video for "Nina Cried Power", his first single in four years. The video, coordinated by the vocalist's sibling Jon Hozier Byrne of Stoneface Films and Patrick Ryan, highlights activists including Grace Dyas, Simone George, Bernadette McAliskey, Saoirse Long, Sinéad Burke, Eamonn McCann, Anna Cosgrave, Ellie Kisyombe, Colm O'Gorman, and Christina Noble.
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A few of those included partook with Hozier in the ongoing Stand For Truth occasion, a dissent against the visit by Pope Francis to Ireland.
In the video a little more than 20 individuals, including master decision and end coordinate arrangement activists, were recorded wearing earphones while tuning in to the tune out of the blue.
In a passionate visual grouping, they are seen responding silently to the intense song of praise. The video, made in Windmill Lane Studios in Ringsend, Dublin, was discharged at 6pm on Wednesday, September twelfth.
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Visitor vocalist social equality campaigner Mavis Staples includes in the tune which is a festival of artists who were additionally political activists including Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell, James Brown, BB King, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Pete Seeger, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Patti Smith.
The melody is named for social liberties dissident and soul artist Nina Simone who recorded a variant of Sinnerman, which includes the verse "I cried power". Inspecting the tune in The Irish Times, Ed Power portrayed it as "a tree-straightening visit de constrain that investigates wide subjects of challenge and freedom".
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Hozier is, as well, famous with his song "Take me to Church" that speaks for LGBTQ members, and all of the other people who are not accepted in the community.