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Sinead Burke, Panti Bliss and Colm O'Gorman take centre-stage in Hozier's protest song

‘Maith thu Hozier go hiontach.’

LAST NIGHT, THE video for Hozier’s Nina Cried Power was released, and it’s safe to say that the track, which is dedicated to the progress made by Irish activists, is having the desired effect.

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Featuring a number of activists including Sinead Burke, Bernadette McAliskey, Panti Bliss, and Colm O’Gorman, the song and its accompanying video has moved many YouTube users to tears.

“They cried power. And I just cried my eyes out listening to this masterpiece on repeat,” wrote one.

Another added:

Moved to tears by this amazing tribute to the people who stood up for their rights and freedom. Maith thu Hozier go hiontach.

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The video, which was filmed in Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin’s Ringsend, shows some of the most influential figures in Ireland’s political and cultural landscape listening to a track which reinforces the importance of their work and the impact they have had on the future of the country.

Named after civil rights activist and soul singer Nina Simone, Hozier prefaced its release with a message on Facebook last night.

Nina Cried Power is a protest song. It’s about crediting the spirit and bravery of people whose voices have made impact on our world and put their work and lives often on the line for Civil Rights. The video is a collection of Irish activists all with very amazing legacy’s and features them listening to the song for the first time.

Take a look at it here.

Source: HozierVEVO/YouTube

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