Hozier is not one to shy away from a music video with a poignant narrative―he made waves with the powerful video for "Take Me to Church," which featured two men in a relationship facing homophobia-fueled violence. Now, the singer is tackling domestic abuse in his new single and music video for "Cherry Wine," the proceeds of which will be donated to domestic abuse charities. He launched both with a larger #FaceUptoDomesticViolence campaign.
Both the video, featuring Oscar-nominated Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan, and song depict an abusive relationship. Hozier sings from the perspective of a male abuse sufferer. "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," he says in a statement. Ronan adds, "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."
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