(Charity!) Video of the Moment #2019: Hozier

By on Saturday, 20th February 2016 at 10:00 am

This week, Irish singer/songwriter Hozier unveiled the video for his new single release ‘Cherry Wine’.  In a rather ironic twist on the weekend’s Valentine’s Day festivities, the ‘Cherry Wine’ video highlights a darker facet of romantic relationships, namely domestic violence and abuse.  Using the hashtag #faceuptodomesticviolence, Hozier released the song and its accompanying video as “a clarion call” to promote awareness of the issue.  Along with his record labels and publishers, Hozier will donate proceeds from the downloads of ‘Cherry Wine’ to “a series of international domestic abuse charity organisations which provide support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, while also engaging in advocacy and community outreach.”

Though the song itself is written from the perspective of a male abuse victim, the accompanying video features Saoirse Ronan as the abused party, alongside fellow actor Moe Dunford and video director Dearbhla Walsh.  You can find more information about ‘Cherry Wine’, including a download link for the single and resources for those suffering from domestic abuse, by clicking here.


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