Acclaimed singer/songwriter Hozier’s music video for “Cherry Wine” will be a “clarion call to highlight the issues” of domestic violence. On Valentine’s Day 2016, the music video dropped starring Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan as a woman in a physically abusive relationship. The video is a moving portrayal of the horrors of being in an abusive relationship addressing the issue head on. Hozier says of the song, “With the song Cherry Wine, I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship.” Speaking of her decision to join forces with Hozier, Ronan says, “The song has always been one of my favorite tracks on his album. I hope through the video and song we can shine light on the issue and complexity of domestic abuse and in doing so help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence.”
Hozier, Columbia Records, Island Records, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing will donate their respective proceeds from downloads of this special single to a series of international domestic abuse charity organizations which provide support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse while also engaging in advocacy and community outreach.