Brooklyn Star Saoirse Ronan Stars In New Hozier Video For Domestic Abuse Campaign

Brooklyn Star Saoirse Ronan Stars In New Hozier Video For Domestic Abuse Campaign

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been getting a lot of attention this year, following her Academy Award nominated role in the film, Brooklyn. This February the 21 year old stars in the new music video for Irish singer/songwriter Hozier’s latest single, “Cherry Wine”. The video is part of a campaign to bring awareness to domestic abuse and raise money for multiple charities.

The song, off of Hozier’s number one self titled debut album was written from the male perspective of an abuse sufferer. Hozier, Columbia Records, Island Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are donating their proceeds from downloads of the single, to a series of international domestic abuse charity organizations that provide support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, while also engaging in advocacy and community outreach.

The 25 year old singer commented on his decision to helm the charity campaign stating, “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. 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. I’m honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, video director Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue.”

Saoirse Ronan, who is seen in the video removing make-up from her face to reveal a blackened eye, said of her role in both the video and the charity effort, “I am equally honoured to join Hozier to create awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign with the release of “Cherry Wine” as a charity single. 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”.

“Cherry Wine” by Hozier (Starring Saoirse Ronan)

Hozier posted two cover photos for the single “Cherry Wine” on his official website for fans to copy and post on their social media accounts, to help promote both the song and its message. One of the photos has a side view of the actress with the caption, “While domestic violence affects both men and women, 90% of domestic violence victims are women”.

saoirse Ronan domestic violence photo

©2016 Hozier

The single “Cherry Wine” and Hozier’s debut album are available on iTunes.



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