“The intention for me was to credit how important those acts of protest are in a time when there was much vilifying of ‘politicizing’ things.
“For me, politics is a part of everything whether we like it or not. We vilify things for being political often when it concerns the marginalized. Because it’s something we don’t want to talk or hear about.”
Hozier sat in with NPR’s Bob Boilen and discussed the making of the Nina Cried Power EP, what it was like to work with Mavis Staples, as well as some of the musical inspirations behind the writing of the EP.