Hozier – “Cherry Wine” Video (Feat. Saoirse Ronan)

Peter Helman | February 13, 2016 - 8:47 pm

For Valentine’s Day, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has shared a new video for his song “Cherry Wine” to raise awareness of domestic violence. The song is written from the perspective of someone in an abusive relationship, and the Dearbhla Walsh-directed video is a complex portrait of the cycle of abuse starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan and Vikings actor Moe Dunford. “Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in our society, the statistics of which are shocking and the effects of which damage whole families, communities and span generations,” Hozier says. “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.” Hozier, Columbia Records, Island Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are donating all proceeds from the single to international domestic abuse charity organizations. Watch below.