Hozier has dropped a new four-track EP, ‘Nina Cried Power’.
Of the title-track, Hozier says: “The song was written sometime last year, my aim was to credit the actuality of hope, solidarity and love found in the human spirit at a time when their opposites were being given a mainstream platform 24/7. The song started as a tongue-in-cheek inquiry into modern popular language regarding political awareness and grew from there.
“In many ways the song is a thank you note to the legacy of artists from the 20th Century whose work still inspires us, and whose well we draw from in times of uncertainty. Mavis Staples is one such artist. Getting to work with her on this song was a joy, and nothing short of a dream come true.”
The release precedes his Tuesday, 11th September gig at KOKO in aid of War Child. He’s also playing Dublin Academy tomorrow (Friday, 7th September). After the London show, he’ll go on to announce further UK, Ireland and European dates on 17th September.
Hozier’s self-titled debut album – which spawned the single ‘Take Me To Church’ – came out back in 2014.