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Hozier, who brought us “Take Me To Church”, is back with another EP, his first in four years in fact.
Released on Thursday, Nina Cried Power is a four song EP of signature folk, soul, rock, rhythm and blues.
Fans waited eagerly for the release and were not disappointed, with many calling it a spiritual experience.
everybody say thank u hozier
— julia (@tngjulia) September 6, 2018
holy shit, @hozier, dude, this new EP is unreal. chills, pure and simple. everyone go and listen to Nina Cried Power immediately!
— 🌸 happy beeps 🌸 (@RobHand) September 6, 2018
@Hozier has walked out of the woods and BLESSED us with 17 whole minutes of pure forest nymph magic
— allene (@aallenediazz) September 6, 2018
In an interview with Billboard the musician explained the politics of protest that inspired the album, most particularly the titled song “Nina Cried Power”.
“It’s looking at the great bonfire of the world and standing in a place of optimism and hope and solidarity,” Hozier added.
If you’re into the alternative scene, or need some soulful music in your life, I suggest you take some time to give Nina Cried Power a listen on the likes of Apple Music, Google Play Music and Spotify.
Feature image: Hozier